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"Dollhouse" is the debut extended play by Melanie Martinez. It was released on May 19, 2014, thus being her first official release with a record label.


Background

This EP had a tour called Dollhouse Tour centered around it along with songs that were supposed to be on Cry Baby, which had two extra legs of the tour added on to it as well. Followed by the time she opened up for Lindsey Stirling's Music Box Tour.


Theme

The EP tells the story of a girl dealing with her family and her love story that doesn't turn out quite right. The first song, Dollhouse, is setting the backstory of the main character, who lives in a dysfunctional family hid under a "perfect look". The EP explores more mature subjects disguised in different innocent like themes, such as Carousel using a carnival and carousel to show the state of feeling in love with someone and being trapped in a one-sided relationship, and trying to grab them, but never reaching them in the end. Dead to Me is the aftermath of Carousel, showing Melanie trying to get rid of that person from her life, by killing them in her mind. Bittersweet Tragedy sums up the whole relationship since the relationship was bittersweet and there were moments where Melanie was only focusing on the sweet parts, not realizing how sour most of it was.


Vinyl

There is a limited edition vinyl version of the EP that was released for "Record Store Day". It is colored half pastel pink, half baby blue and the cover has pictures of paper houses on it. It comes with a digital download of the EP. It was also available for sale on Melanie's website. The design of the vinyl is self-described by Melanie as "a light blue cookie dipped in strawberry frosting".

Tracklist

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Dollhouse" Melanie Martinez, Kinetics & One Love Kinetics & One Love 3:51
2. "Carousel" Martinez, Kinetics & One Love Kinetics & One Love 3:50
3. "Dead to Me" Martinez, Kinetics & One Love Kinetics & One Love 3:30
4. "Bittersweet Tragedy" Martinez, Daniel Omelio Robopop 4:47

Cut Songs

See the Cry Baby album page for more information.

Trivia’s

  • The art cover and track list photo were finalized on May 2, 2014.
  • The EP is not available in most countries outside North America, which caused Melanie to release Pity Party as an international edition of Dollhouse.
    • However, as of May 6, 2020, the EP is available digitally in countries outside of North America.
  • The Pity Party EP track list is almost exactly the same as this one, except Pity Party replaces Carousel and Dollhouse becomes the second track.
  • Melanie's favorite song on this EP is Carousel because she says "it is a great example of what the vibe for my album is like. Each song is a childhood theme paired with a more mature and honest subject."
  • The vinyl edition of this EP is sold ranging from $100 to $200 on Amazon and eBay.
    • Only 3,000 copies of the vinyl were made.
    • The CDs of this EP are out of stock on Melanie's website. However, the digital version is still available here .
  • There is no official clean version of this EP.
  • The walls in the Milk and Cookies music video look similar to the background of the EP’s cover.
  • The whole ep was going to be in Cry Baby but later Dead to Me and Bittersweet Tragedy where scrapped from the album only leaving Carousel and Dollhouse.
  • The doll on the back of the vinyl was a vintage Kewpie Doll.

Gallery


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Featured Tracks DollhouseCarouselDead To MeBittersweet Tragedy
Characters Cry BabyMomDadBrother
Extras Merchandise
Locations Cry Baby's House (Location)
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