NBC has certainly struck gold with their hit show, The Voice. The show dominates in the ratings and has risen to become the number one singing competition show in America. But despite all the commercial success of the show, none of the artists have gone on to have big careers in the music industry.
In comes Melanie Martinez. The alternative vocalist from season 3 has recently released her first single, Dollhouse. The dark lyrics, haunting music, and flawless vocal all come together to create a masterpiece. Martinez’s voice is so unique and refreshing that it could only be compared to that of Lana Del Rey and Lorde.
As a fan of The Voice since season one, I have watched other contestants release rushed music that never ended in success. Martinez’s song seems to be different. It is clever, catchy, and could easily compete with any song on the radio today. It’s hard to predict that she will become hugely successful, but with songs like Dollhouse she is putting herself in an excellent position to do so. The Voice has yet to have a breakthrough star from a past season, and it’s looking like Melanie could take that spot.
Check out the music video for her single here