Martinez took to Instagram to share a trailer for her upcoming film and album, which she both wrote and directed.
The trailer shows some kind of terrifying hospital, a horrifying scene featuring a bus full of screaming girls and a lot more that seems right up our alley. The project drops on September 6, and you can see the video below.
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Fans in the comments freaked over the trailer, including pop star Katy Perry.
“And the Oscar goes too…” Perry wrote.
The trailer debuted during the MTV Movie and TV Awards. You can see how fans reacted to see it below.
— maddysn (@xmaddysnx) June 18, 2019
THIS IS MELANIE MARTINEZ, SHE IS FUCKING COMING OMG THE SNIPPET! SOMEONE CALM ME DOWN CON CALM SJSDFSHSKSIS, WHOEVER SAYS OTHERWISE NEEDS TO LEAVE! pic.twitter.com/AOY9AwhC4b
— kanishk (@kanishhk) June 18, 2019
but anyways melanie martinez k-12 is cominggg this september 😴 pic.twitter.com/FU4D7YL3v2
— Mileena Daily (@KingFergieTho) June 11, 2019
— melscurly✨ (@melscurly) June 18, 2019
Martinez has been teasing fans heavily with the project.
The last clip actually revealed the date for the release, and showed Martinez and a “classmate” sneaking a smoke in front of the school teased in her previous posts.
The pair walk down the path discussing their past lives together and coming up with some interesting scenarios.
The video furthers the rumor that the new album, K-12, is the concept album and film mentioned by Martinez in 2017.
You can see that teaser below.
K-12 💗 SEPT 6 pic.twitter.com/F1XWiFuwUg
— Cry Baby (@MelanieLBBH) May 29, 2019
Following the first teaser, Martinez changed the layout of her website. Now, when fans go to her homepage, a large building appears as a pink school bus drives across the lower left-hand corner of the screen. From there, fans can enter the site and either watch the two trailers so far or listen to her music.
In the first teaser, Martinez can be seen entering an eerie, pastel classroom. On Instagram, the teaser was accompanied by the caption, “When the bell rings, you must be in your assigned seat…”
Then, Martinez unleashed teaser No. 2, which shows the singer in a dazed state until she’s jostled by her friends. The trio makes their way through a school hallway with books in hand as one friend complains of stomach pains. The reason for the pains is soon revealed, which you can see below.
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Since the first teaser’s release, fans believe the short video and reconstructed website may have something to do with a film and concept album that the artist teased back in 2017. As previously reported, Martinez said the project was still on after two years of silence.
“Been dying to give you all an Album/Movie update but wanted to wait until I was sure the film would be done in time,” Martinez said in an Instagram post back in February. “The album has been done for like 2 years now I’ve just been waiting to finish up the movie. Some of you keep asking when singles are going to drop and the answer is they’re not. I’m putting out a concept album and an hour and a half long movie. Still has to go through VFX, Sound and Color for the next few months then a couple [of] months of waiting and preparing that I have no control over. So it’s safe to say it’ll come out END OF SUMMER. Sending love, Can’t wait till you all can see/hear what I’ve been workin’ real hard on for the past 3 years!”
Additionally, Melanie Martinez confirmed the combination in an interview with Billboard that same year.
“It’s all of the videos together of the next record, all thirteen, with dialogue and whatnot in between connecting all of them together,” Martinez said. “And I’m directing it and writing it and styling it and doing the makeup.”
Martinez also revealed the album cover for K-12. The cover emulates the aesthetic of Marinez’s new website. You can check that out below.
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