"...I’m not pretending to be perfect, ever. I don’t ever want people to think that I ever want to try to be perfect. I want to encourage people to be themselves and express themselves however they want." - Melanie Martinez for Yahoo Music, 2016
So, let's go back to 2015 (or 2016?), where I saw a lot of YouTube suggestions about Melanie's music video "Pity Party", I haven't lent any time for that when I first popped out (I also remember that maybe I'd peek to that video a bit). Until 2018, where I saw some suggestions from my favorite YouTube channels, contents related to Melanie, like the "Pity Party without music'" by Without Music (formerly House of Halo), and "College Kids React to Melanie Martinez" by FBE. So, I watched the music video FIRST, and I WAS MIND BLOWN from what I just saw. Watched the React video, I learned that she had her debut concept album Cry Baby, and she released music videofor every track. I watched them in order, and wasJ U S T A M A Z E D A N D M E S M E R I Z E D. And that's my start of being a STAN OF MEL.