Melanie Martinez’s ‘Cry Baby’ Music Video is Proudly Disturbing: Watch

Melanie Martinez commits to a role like no other pop artist, and in her brand new “Cry Baby” music video, she reprises her turn as Cry Baby, a crib-dwelling outsider haunted by some deranged stuffed animals.

The imagery in the video is on another level: In one shot, a pregnant mother is being treated like a piñata, and in another, Martinez is drowning in a literal sea of tears. There are parts of the “Cry Baby” video that are hard to stomach, like a birthing scene with a masked doctor creepily gazing on, but Martinez’s uncompromising vision is deeply admirable.