K pronounced "K through twelve"   is the second studio album by American singer Melanie Martinez. It is her first studio album in four years and was released with an accompanying film of the same name on September 6, ,  through Atlantic Records. Martinez began writing the album in On January 7, , Martinez announced through her Instagram stories that she will be releasing an EP titled After School that is attached to the K era. It is set to be released sometime in the spring of A teaser video of Martinez in a pastel classroom was released on May 15, Despite no singles being released from the album, Martinez released snippets along with respective animated videos for every song from the album to different location hotspots called "assignments," later uploading them to her social media and YouTube accounts. On July 23, the official trailer for the K film was released alongside the album tracklist and pre-order.
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The minute movie accompanies her highly anticipated sophomore album of the same name, which is out today. Luckily, Cry Baby is an uncompromising lead. Along with her best friend Angelita and their superpowers , they take on everything from the school administration to bullies to the other students whose brains are under control by the principal and his staff. Martinez undoubtedly has a knack for creating elaborate storylines and creative visuals but reveals there was difficulty translating the ideas in her head to make them a reality.
It was released on September 6 th , by Atlantic Records through digital download, CD, cassette and vinyl. Melanie embarked on the K Tour beginning in October of in support of the album. Melanie began recording the album in and finished in However, it was later pushed back to early It was officially released on September 6 th , The standard version of the album has a total of 13 songs.
Melanie began writing the script in the summer of and finished it in February of On May 15 th , , Melanie released a second teaser trailer, revealing the official title of the album and film, K On May 29 th , the third teaser was released, revealing the release date. On June 17 th , a preview featuring clips of the movie and a snippet of a new song was premiered at the MTV Movie Awards. The film's official trailer was released alongside the album tracklist and pre-order on July 23 rd ,