Melanie Martinez - Carousel
Words cannot express how excited I am (and most of the Internet is) for Season Four of American Horror Story to premier tonight on FX. This year’s theme “Freak Show” looks to be one of the scariest yet, based on the trailers and previews making their way online throughout the past few weeks.
In one trailer for this season, while we find ourselves navigating our through a disorienting circus tent, we’re treated to peeks at this season’s characters (bearded Kathy Bates and the original three-breasted woman, Angela Bassett, to name a few) and also the sounds of artist Melanie Martinez. Martinez, a huge fan of AHS, pitched her song “Carousel” immediately after learning of this year’s theme. She found out just two days before the trailer was released that her song would be featured.
And the song is perfect for AHS: Freak Show; it balances on the precipice of something poppy and fun with a bass line that is all things sinister.
Martinez’s debut EP—filled with creepy tunes, plunky children’s piano melodies and less than saccharine lyrics—came out earlier this year, and she’s currently touring. Her songs may be one note, but when paired with Ryan Murphy’s truly horrifying vision (have you SEEN the clown yet?) we can’t complain. They’re a perfectly upbeat dysfunctional match.
This post was written by Katie! Thanks Katie!