The hawking of diamond necklaces and candlelit dinners has been filling up our screens the last couple of weeks—but to be honest, it doesn’t really feel like there’s very much love in the air…does it?
So we figured we would let Melanie Martinez soundtrack our Valentine’s Day, considering she’s the one least likely to tolerate an unworthy lover. To be sure, as we’ve come to know, she does not suffer fools gladly. And someone foolish enough to enter her philosophical crosshairs is now the subject of her biting new single “Copy Cat” (featuring Tierra Whack), which shows little mercy in its assessment of said person’s obviously questionable character.
Indeed, Ms. Martinez castigatingly croons, “Obsessed with power, you want it for yourself / Feeding on misogyny but still you call yourself / A feminista, if that were really true / You wouldn’t feel as if I were a current threat to you.”
Whoever she’s speaking of, we sincerely hope they use this as an opportunity for growth.
The track is from her upcoming EP After School, due for release sometime in April via Atlantic. In the meantime, she plays the O2 Academy Brixton in London this Monday night, before returning to the US for several live dates in March—then launching the next leg of her K12 Tour in Minneapolis this June.