MELANIE MARTINEZ Unveils Playful Video for ‘Wheels On The Bus’
This might just top the record for the most chaotic bus ride to school.
Melanie Martinez has already shown her artistic vision and creativity with her latest album K-12, which has already surpassed 170 million streams, and the accompanying full-length film, which has been streamed over 32 million times on YouTube. It comes as no surprise that the most recent video for fan-favourite track Wheels On The Bus is an absolute visual delight. Depicting what might be the most chaotic bus ride to school, it’s got pretty much everything one can imagine for a crazy journey; from mooning out the window, to blue guys with extraordinarily swollen hands, and what may be a case of possession, your attention will be completely captivated from start to finish.
Opening with the nursery tune for ‘the wheels on the bus go round and round’, it strikes a childish and playful tone with the light tinkering melody, but the lyricism unveils a much more mature artist at the core of the track. Paired with Melanie’s signature breathy vocals, the feeling of lightness counters the heaviness of the topic tackled in the track, especially in regards to the way that people turn a blind eye to troubling behaviour. I think we can only just feel relieved that we’re not on the bus journey depicted in the video.
You can catch Melanie live on the following dates.
02 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
04 – Glasgow, O2 Academy Glasgow
05 – Manchester, O2 Apollo Manchester
06 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle City Hall
08 – Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham
09 – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
11 – Portsmouth, Guildhall
12 – Leeds, O2 Academy Leeds