K pronounced "K through twelve"   is the second studio album by American singer Melanie Martinez. It 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 would be releasing an EP titled After School that is attached to the K era.
Melanie Martinez's sophomore album, K, is another ambitious triumph for the artist. As with her debut album Cry Baby, K's music is a vibrant and singular melting pot of low-key hip-hop, soulful pop and indie-leaning electro. K's universe is an expansion of the one introduced in Cry Baby. Using lyrics rich with metaphor, songs address the struggle to find a place to belong -including within friendships, the physical world and romantically - even when fitting into society feels like an uphill battle.
K is a American musical horror fantasy film written and directed by Melanie Martinez that accompanied her second studio album of the same name , both of which were released on September 6, Cry Baby wakes up hesitant for her first day at K Sleepaway School. Realizing that her mother is passed out due to excessive drinking, she knows that she will have to walk to the bus stop. On the ride to school, she is bullied by the other students for having a gap between her teeth and sits next to her best friend Angelita "Wheels on the Bus". They are both revealed to have powers that turn their eyes completely black. The bus driver becomes distracted by the students who are misbehaving and swerves into a lake. Cry Baby and Angelita use their powers to lift the bus out of the water and into the sky, before landing it at the school. Cry Baby and Angelita arrive late to Ms. Daphne's class and are scolded by her. The students recite the rule about tardiness: "when the bell rings, you must be in your assigned seat".
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. In an interview with V Magazine , Melanie confirmed that a deluxe version will likely be available in It was later revealed on January 8 th , via Melanie's Instagram story that the deluxe version would be released in the format of an extended play EP titled After School.