When Sky Ferreira burst into the music scene back in 2013, it was a miracle that almost didn’t happen.
She was signed to a record label as a teenager but she refused to be molded into a generic pop songstress. The ink on the label contract had been dry for six years before she released her debut album.
After enduring power struggles with her label over her musical direction and image, she got to do things her own way. To great success!
Her debut album Night Time, My Time was made in a short burst of creative energy.
The album is an intoxicating mix of air-punching hedonism (“24 Hours”), angsty self-destructiveness (“I Blame Myself”), pedal-to-the-metal pop (“You’re Not the One”) and Suicide-esque experi-pop (“Omanko”) in equally convincing style. The messages on the album were like a cross between a confessional and a declaration of independence.
Pitchfork would later highlight the song “Everything Is Embarrassing” (from the Ghost EP) as the 12th best song from the 2010s.
The year was 2013. Everything finally ended – or rather, started – well.
The world waited for more music from Sky Ferrereira. It was a prolonged waiting game.
She’s done modelling for Marc Jacobs, and she started popping up in the role list for films and TV series. She was also a guest vocalist on songs by artists such as Ariel Pink (“My Molly”), Primal Scream (“Where the Light Gets in”), Charli XCX (“Cross You Out”) and Iceage (“Pain Killer”).
Meanwhile, she hasn’t forgotten about that second album. She first announced in 2014 that work was underway, in 2015 she mentioned the title Masochist. 2019 saw the release of the single “Downhill Lullaby” which is a goth-noir, chamber-pop piece. Hopefully, 2022 will be the year when Sky Ferreira releases her new album. If we are to believe her mother, that’s the case.
In the meantime, we’re very happy to present Sky Ferreira at Roskilde Festival 2022.