"Art Rave" is the third studio album by American alternative pop singer Melanie Martinez. It was released on November 25th, 2022 by Atlantic Records through CD, cassette, vinyl, and digital download. "Art Rave" gained big public attraction because of its high rates on sites like Pitchfork and Metacritic.

A deluxe version of the album was released on the following day and a reissue including one bonus track was released on December 9th.

The album debuted at the first position of the Billboard Hot 200 Albums, then it dropped at #13 and stayed on the charts for 29 consecutive weeks. The album sold 63,000 copies in its first week.

Background and Promotion

On June 17th,2022 Melanie said in an interview for Alternative Press that she would put out some music soon, and revealed that she had two collaborations ready.

On June 19th, a fan asked Melanie under an Instagram post if her album would have new music genres. She responded by saying that country music produced by herself will be on her upcoming album.

On July 1st, Melanie stated on an Instagram story that she and "some extraordinary people" were finishing the mixes for her album.

On July 15th, 2022 Jack Antonoff posted a photo of him and Melanie Martinez on his Instagram captioning "love u @littlebodybigheart.".

On July 24th, Melanie met Grimes at a party and started hanging out with her for a week near Los Angeles. Grimes herself confirmed that she and Martinez were friends on a tweet.

On July 25th, Melanie was papped outside of a recording studio in Los Angeles and was stopped by a web journalist asking her if she finished any song there. She replied with "I finished two songs! Now I have to go, bye!".

On August 21st, Melanie was spotted talking confidentially with Lana Del Rey at a party hosted by Katy Perry. Fans started thinking that the two were collaborating. The two were spotted again the day after at a bookshop in Los Angeles.

On September 1st, Melanie tweeted "finished. thank you to everyone who helped me create this insane thing! my third album is coming!". The tweet now has over 150K likes.

On September 9th, 2022 Melanie announced that the first single off the album "Apart" featuring the American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey was released on September 16th.

On September 16th, "Apart" was released along with its music video and a merch drop on her store. The same day Melanie revealed that the album wouldn't follow the story of Cry Baby, but that it would talk about her personal experiences.

On September 23rd, Melanie announced the release of the title track and the music video for "Art Rave", the second single off the upcoming album.

On September 30th, "Art Rave" came out and debuted at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100, leaving the chart the following day. The music video gained 12 million views on its first week. The same day she stated on an Instagram story that her third album would release in November.

WIP!!!

Tracklist

No. Title Artist(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Lenght
1. intro Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez 0:21
2. unholy (ft. FKA Twigs) Melanie Martinez

FKA Twigs

Melanie Martinez

FKA Twigs

Jack Antonoff

FKA Twigs

Jeff Kleinman

Michael Uzowuru

3:47
3. just like magic Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Max Martin 3:34
4. apart Melanie Martinez

Lana Del Rey

Melanie Martinez

Lana Del Rey

FKA Twigs

FKA Twigs

Jack Antonoff

Grimes

3:22
5. holy hell Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez

FKA Twigs

Jack Antonoff

FKA Twigs

Jack Antonoff

1:17
6. blessings Melanie Matinez Melanie Martinez

FKA Twigs

Mr. Franks 3:12
7. my hair Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Mr. Franks 2:56
8. art rave Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez

Michael Keenan

Michael Keenan 3:10
9. ρθοφχγηγγγγγγγωψδψφηγ Melanie Martinez

Grimes

Melanie Martinez

Grimes

Grimes 1:01
10. schadenfreude Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez 4:01
11. outro Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Grimes 15:09

Deluxe Edition

No. Title Artist(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Lenght
12. ρθοφχγηγ Melanie Martinez

FKA Twigs

Melanie Martinez

Jack Antonoff

Grimes

FKA Twigs

1:29
13. ρθοφχγηγ pt. II Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Grimes 1:49
14. ρθοφχγηγ pt. III Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Grimes 2:16

Reissue

No. Title Artist(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Lenght
12. painted sky Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Jack Antonoff 3:27

Japanese Edition

No. Title Artist(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Lenght
12 the man (cover) Melanie Martinez Taylor Swift

Joel Little

Michael Keenan (coord.) 3:11
13. art rave (umuru Edit) Melanie Martinez

umuru

Melanie Martinez

Michael Keenan

Michael Keenan

umuru

3:19
14. art rave (Stripped) Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Michael Keenan 3:16

Extended Edition

No. Title Artist(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Lenght
12. the man (cover) Melanie Martinez Taylor Swift

Joel Little

Michael Keenan 3:11
13. art rave (umuru Edit) Melanie Martinez

umuru

Melanie

Martinez

Michael Keenan

Michael Keenan

umuru

3:19
14. art rave (Stripped) Melanie Martinez Melanie

Martinez

Michael Keenan 3:16
15. just like magic (A.G. Cook Remix) Melanie Martinez

A.G. Cook

Melanie

Martinez

A.G. Cook 3:35
16. just like magic (A.G. Cook Edit) Melanie Martinez

A.G. Cook

Melanie

Martinez

Max Martin

A.G. Cook

3:21

Japanese Deluxe Edition

No. Title Artist(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Lenght
15. just like magic (A.G. Cook Remix) Melanie Martinez

A.G. Cook

Melanie Martinez A.G. Cook 3:35
16. schadenfreude (A.G. Cook Remix) Melanie Martinez

A.G. Cook

Melanie Martinez A.G. Cook 2:00
17. my hair (A.G. Cook Remix) Melanie Martinez

A.G. Cook

Melanie Martinez A.G. Cook 2:42
18. my hair (Stripped) Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Mr. Franks 2:39
19. just like magic (Stripped) Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Max Martin 3:22

Music Videos

No. Title Release Date Lenght
1. apart September 16th, 2022 3:29
2. art rave September 30th, 2022 3:40
3. unholy November 4th, 2022 3:47
4. painted sky December 9th, 2022 3:51
5. my hair June 3rd, 2023 2:56
6. just like magic September 2nd, 2023 3:36

Performance Videos

Part 1

No. Title Release Date
1. unholy (Performance Video) November 5th, 2022
2. art rave (Performance Video) March 25th, 2023
3. blessings (Performance Video) April 7th, 2023
4. apart (Performance Video) April 8th, 2023
5. unholy (Solo Performance Video) April 15th, 2023
6. apart (Solo Performance Video) April 16th, 2023
7. painted sky (Performance Video) May 6th,2023
8. my hair (Performance Video) June 6th, 2023
9. outro (Performance Video) July 8th, 2023

Part 2

No. Title Release Date
1. painted sky (Guitar Performance Video) March 2nd, 2024
2. blessings (Harp Performance Video) March 9th, 2024
3. unholy (Harp Performance Video) March 16th, 2024
4. intro (Orchestra Performance Video) March 23rd, 2024
5. outro (Orchestra Performance Video) March 30th, 2024

Part 3

No. Title Release Date
1. unholy (Performance Video 2) July 4th, 2024
2. art rave (Performance Video 2) July 19th, 2024
3. painted sky (Performance Video 2) July 26th, 2024

Art Rave Garden

"Art Rave Garden" is a 10-episode documentary series directed by Melanie Martinez and released exclusively through YouTube on July 30th, 2023. It follows the making of "Art Rave" from the very beginning to the end of the Art Rave Tour. It consists of different clips shoot by Melanie or her friends and a constant commentary by Martinez during the episode. The series has 9 episodes plus a bonus episode available only for YouTube Premium users, which includes commentary about unreleased songs and cut scenes from the music videos filmed for the album. 

Scrapped Songs

Gallery

The standard vinyl

The first Newbury Comics exclusive vinyl

The second Newbury Comics exclusive vinyl

Trivia

  • This is the first album by Melanie Martinez that includes a feature, in fact, it includes two
  • "ρθοφχγηγ" is an alternative version of "ρθοφχγηγγγγγγγωψδψφηγ"
  • Melanie said in an Instagram story that "my hair" is not actually about her hair, but it's instead a metaphor. Even tho, the music video of the song focuses on her hair
  • A.G. Cook said in an interview for NME Magazine that he remixed "my hair", "schadenfreude" and "just like magic" in less than two days
  • FKA Twigs' favorite song off the album is "outro"
    • "Outro" is also Grimes' favorite
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