SKY FERREIRA

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This is because we'll need a thread devoted to her sooner or later. Sooner is better, I say.

I can't stop listening to this song, but watching the video makes me feel like a dirty old man (and I don't care that she -is- 18 years old as of a few days ago...she looks like a baby here).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxFFJu7RVuk

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 July 2010 01:37 (eleven years ago) link

was prepared to hate on this but song is pretty good...who produced it?

aborted based fetus (The Brainwasher), Thursday, 29 July 2010 01:40 (eleven years ago) link

Bloodshy & Avant. My favorite part (that's not the hold & repeat effect on specific words) is the little ascending and descending sequencer part the runs throughout the song's chorus. Very cool.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 July 2010 01:42 (eleven years ago) link

i dig it too

johnny crunch, Thursday, 29 July 2010 01:48 (eleven years ago) link

Based on "17," I was definitely NOT expecting to like whatever's coming next. But "One" is fantastic. I read somewhere that this is gonna be her UK launch single, and the US launch single is going to be something different. I can only imagine it will probably be the worst song on her album.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 July 2010 01:50 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.theprophetblog.net/sky-ferreira-announces-debut-us-single-obsession-and-album-release-date

While Europe are enjoying the sophisticated, steely pop of Sky Ferreira’s “One”, the newcomer will be making things a little easier for American’s to swallow with the release of her radio-friendly debut US single “Obsession”. According to Sky, her record label forced encouraged her to release the tune, seeing the potential for a huge #1 hit. In a new interview with Arjan Writes, Sky grits her teeth and talks about the single, and how she believes it will open doors for her to release more of her own music in the future.

“A number one record is cool. That’s kinda why I’m doing ‘Obsession’. I mean, I like ‘Obsession’ – it’s a really good pop song, but it’s extremely pop. That wasn’t exactly what my goal was… But I’m glad that ‘One’ came out before that so people know that I can still do other stuff. I wanna be capable of doing all different types of music… but I’m glad that I get to do something like ‘Obsession’. I’m really lucky… At first I was really bitter about it, because I wanted my songs to be on my record, so it was a bit hard for me. I appreciate it and I understand that I have to compromise with the people who are distributing me and making it possible for me to have my own music out.

“I still very much stand behind ‘Obsession’… ‘Obsession’ is a funny thing; It might be my biggest song ever. It’s sad when I think of it that way though, coz I always wanted it to be my song that was the biggest, but I like it very much – it’s really catchy and everything.

“Doing a record like that just opens doors to letting me start other projects to and being able to come out with my own music. I guess when you have your name on the radio it kinda helps or something, but I like other stuff. Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” was completely different than “Alejandro” or something, it’s like a 360 or something you know, and over time she started coming out with [her own stuff].”

It’s interesting how Europe can get something that is a little less commercial, yet for America the music needs to be dumbed down and very commercial for people to even give it a chance. I’m relieved that Sky is expressing her true thoughts over her new single though, instead of going out and being fake like a lot of other pop stars. Besides, it sounds like “Obsession” is going to be a smash, and that her album will be a great mixture of radio-friendly hits, as well as quirky, edgier electro-pop.

Speaking of Sky’s album, it will officially be released on January 11, 2011.

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Oh American label, why you gots to fuck around with things? (Granted, I haven't heard "Obsession," but if they're following the Ke$ha model and going with something completely obnoxious to create waves, I fear for the safety of my ears.)

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 July 2010 01:55 (eleven years ago) link

One of my most anticipated albums. I should mention: http://puttyhillmovie.com/

I have an iTunes playlist called "That Feeling" (Tape Store), Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:36 (eleven years ago) link

Coincidentally, I had just listened to this for the first time somewhere else today. I'm not totally sold. The production is impeccable, but I find the chorus a little meh, melodically. The melody on the first verse reminds me a lot of a Kate Bush song circa "Hounds of Love" but I don't remember which one.

the subject of many men’s thoughts (daavid), Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:36 (eleven years ago) link

me either...

janice (surm), Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:37 (eleven years ago) link

Y'all are wrong. She's a fresh breath of air. Will be better than Gaga, even if "Obsession," which probably apes her, sucks. But she knows it because she has good taste.

I have an iTunes playlist called "That Feeling" (Tape Store), Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:41 (eleven years ago) link

Oh, and I'd be SHOCKED if she didn't blow up: she's got a killer PR team.

I have an iTunes playlist called "That Feeling" (Tape Store), Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:43 (eleven years ago) link

Her voice was so good it made Michael Jackson cry! This was like written in books.

^^^see?

I have an iTunes playlist called "That Feeling" (Tape Store), Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:44 (eleven years ago) link

this is the only song i've heard of hers. it does sound like a breath of fresh air, and i would welcome it on the radio, but it's not totally my cup of tea.

worrisome that she likes alejandro tho! ! !

janice (surm), Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:48 (eleven years ago) link

Well so far for me it's a half-hit, One, and a miss, 17, which sound like a bit like a leftover LaRoux track so I'm not that exited yet.

the subject of many men’s thoughts (daavid), Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:50 (eleven years ago) link

yea i think i can like hear the laRoux in ONE and that's not my favorite thing. i dunno this is very early to tell tho!

femme fatale sounds more kate bush to me actually it's weird

janice (surm), Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:57 (eleven years ago) link

worrisome that she likes alejandro tho! ! !

No that's a good sign. Her myspace influences list is the typical hipster fare. Most of it stuff she was probably was told to like.

the subject of many men’s thoughts (daavid), Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:57 (eleven years ago) link

like waht

janice (surm), Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:58 (eleven years ago) link

No, that's bullshit. Girl is v smart and has great taste. I know people who can attest to this.

I have an iTunes playlist called "That Feeling" (Tape Store), Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:59 (eleven years ago) link

I approve of the Femme Fatale song.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:01 (eleven years ago) link

alejandro is an amazing song, what are you guys on about

J0rdan S., Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:01 (eleven years ago) link

influences:

Does it have to be only musicians? Oh well.
Dolores Haze
Bridgette Bardot
Bloodshy and Avant
Electrocute
Mickey Gang
Wavves
Phoenix
Passion Pit
Suzi Quatro
Buffy Saint Marie
Betty Harris
the Sprouse twins. SO DREAMY. Blonde bombshells.
Anita Blay/Cocknbullkid
ice cream truck Rockets that fly into outerspace.
David Bowie
Lio
Claudine Longet
The temper of Lita Ford
Britney Spears
B-52's
Alice in Wonderland
David Lynch
April March
Phil Collins. Not really because of his music, his songs somehow come up every dramatic aspect of your life. F'rillz.
Shrek and Donkey
Sarah Brightman
Michel Gondry
Vanity 6
Lene Lovich
The Zombies
Talking Heads
Daniel Johnston
The Shoes
Elton John
Prince
Deerhoof
Radioclit
Madonna during her Blond Ambition tour
Teddybears
Paul Epworth
Greg Kurstin
Freescha
Aeroplane
The Peace
Nessun Artista
Blondie
The King of Pop (we should all know who that is)
Metronomy
Dr.Dre
Miike Snow
Rainbow Team
Nico
Hall&Oates
Mapei
Primary1
Bow Wow Wow
Adam and the Ants
Lykke Li
Dream Machine ft. Sean Hayes by Mark Farina
Kleenex
Empire of the Sun
Orchestras
MGMT
cute boys that inspire me.
my lack of a social life or sanity
Oh yeah, my happiness and insecurity
my nonexistent promiscuous adventures
I could do this for hours,I should stop.

Read more: http://www.myspace.com/skyferreira#ixzz0v2owL58h

janice (surm), Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:01 (eleven years ago) link

Hey "Femme Fatale" is not bad at all! I wonder who produced that one. Though it sounds more Siouxie than Kate Bush, maybe?

the subject of many men’s thoughts (daavid), Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:01 (eleven years ago) link

I got not grievance with most of that list. I'll cut her some Wavves slack, because no one's perfect.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:03 (eleven years ago) link

got NO

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:03 (eleven years ago) link

Greg Kurstin xxpost

I have an iTunes playlist called "That Feeling" (Tape Store), Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:03 (eleven years ago) link

xxxp true but it has a definite Never For Ever slant to the vocals. i like it too!

yea list isn't bad

janice (surm), Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:03 (eleven years ago) link

we're posting the myspace influences list of a pop artist... it's like 2007 all over again!

J0rdan S., Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:04 (eleven years ago) link

Sky also said she wanted to cover "Cinderella" by Britney

I have an iTunes playlist called "That Feeling" (Tape Store), Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:04 (eleven years ago) link

I don't know that song, but if she did it Siouxsie-style I'd be into it.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:05 (eleven years ago) link

Oh I'm not saying the list is bad at all!

the subject of many men’s thoughts (daavid), Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:06 (eleven years ago) link

that list kind of makes me not like her.

aborted based fetus (The Brainwasher), Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:06 (eleven years ago) link

well u did say it was typical hipster fare/stuff she was told to like which is like not a glowing review of the list

janice (surm), Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:07 (eleven years ago) link

not that the artists on there are bad or anything, it's just that compiled together... http://cpuwiz.com/smiley/rolleyes7cm.gif

aborted based fetus (The Brainwasher), Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:08 (eleven years ago) link

...it's just a little too "stuff that's cool to like in 2010" that's all.

the subject of many men’s thoughts (daavid), Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:09 (eleven years ago) link

she's a teenager!

J0rdan S., Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:09 (eleven years ago) link

lol at it being cool to like Hall & Oates in 2010

aborted based fetus (The Brainwasher), Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:10 (eleven years ago) link

lol it is tho

janice (surm), Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:10 (eleven years ago) link

totally!

the subject of many men’s thoughts (daavid), Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:10 (eleven years ago) link

i've heard at lesat 3 random hall and oates refs in the past year

janice (surm), Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:10 (eleven years ago) link

In one list, she namechecked the twins from Suite Life, Deerhoof, and Buffy Saint Marie. That's too real to be sculpted by any PR team.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:10 (eleven years ago) link

Anyway, she writes good songs (not named "17" anyway), and I'm sure she didn't pull ideas out of thin air. She's probably a crate digger.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:12 (eleven years ago) link

17 has potential but it's not right

janice (surm), Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:15 (eleven years ago) link

I'm hoping 17 was a misdirection and not an archetype.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:15 (eleven years ago) link

it's not very subtle

janice (surm), Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:16 (eleven years ago) link

lol

janice (surm), Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:16 (eleven years ago) link

I think I like this one too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLtJ2LB0f-w

the subject of many men’s thoughts (daavid), Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:29 (eleven years ago) link

Stand Back definitely deserves a good present-day cover, maybe even by Sky Ferreira, but this one was done ALL WRONG.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:32 (eleven years ago) link

It's a cover? That's why it sounded so familiar!

the subject of many men’s thoughts (daavid), Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:36 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, Stevie Nicks.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:39 (eleven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvBBpcFG1Tw

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 1 April 2022 04:58 (three months ago) link

It didn't drop at midnight EDT afaict but maybe soon. Also, if this is an April Fools Day prank I will punch a wall.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 1 April 2022 04:59 (three months ago) link

It’s been almost ten years now.. just ridiculous at this point

groovemaaan, Friday, 1 April 2022 05:25 (three months ago) link

if the wait for the first album seemed interminable...

dyl, Saturday, 2 April 2022 01:13 (three months ago) link

it's actually funny that she has still maintained people's interest despite these enormous hiatuses

dyl, Saturday, 2 April 2022 01:14 (three months ago) link

The first album is def top 10 of the last decade for me. I want to believe Masochism is coming, but she's let us down so many times...

J. Sam, Saturday, 2 April 2022 02:14 (three months ago) link

Also I wonder whether "Downhill Lullaby" will make the album or if it will remain a one-off

J. Sam, Saturday, 2 April 2022 02:17 (three months ago) link

here's hoping the new single is more memorable than "Downhill Lullaby"

Murgatroid, Sunday, 3 April 2022 19:51 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.instagram.com/p/CduS7o6rkyN/

single coming on the 25th, supposedly

ufo, Thursday, 19 May 2022 13:17 (one month ago) link

single has also apparently leaked but i haven't bothered to track it down yet

ufo, Thursday, 19 May 2022 13:18 (one month ago) link

Finding leaks feels like so much work now lol I'm fine with waiting 6 days.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 19 May 2022 15:56 (one month ago) link

I lied.

But tbh I should have waited. It's...fine, no more.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 20 May 2022 02:40 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjEV8O4fgeg

unfortunately i probably will forget this

ufo, Wednesday, 25 May 2022 22:34 (one month ago) link

sounds like dirty 80s ass, 2 days no shower

the cat needs to start paying for its own cbd (map), Wednesday, 25 May 2022 22:37 (one month ago) link

sounds good to me

Spottie, Wednesday, 25 May 2022 22:41 (one month ago) link

I'm just happy she is out there (hopefully she sticks around). I really need to stop liking part time models who are singers. They love throwing crumbs and then going back to hiding. Looking at you Grace Jones and Cassie.

lilsoulbrother, Wednesday, 25 May 2022 23:50 (one month ago) link

I appreciate her commitment to this particular overheated and utterly bit crushed aesthetic

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Wednesday, 25 May 2022 23:53 (one month ago) link

there's no tune though

the cat needs to start paying for its own cbd (map), Thursday, 26 May 2022 00:15 (one month ago) link

This song should soundtrack the scene in an 80s movie where the rich old guy paid for his girlfriend's demo tape and then there's a shot where he's listening to the playback and realizes he just threw his money away.

PBKR, Thursday, 26 May 2022 01:37 (one month ago) link

The song is just ok, but it's great to hear her voice again. Also digging the quasi-MBV whammy guitar on the chorus

J. Sam, Thursday, 26 May 2022 01:44 (one month ago) link

I guess it makes sense that this already sounds so dated considering we've been waiting for Masochism since 2015. I suspect this song's been sitting around either finished or unfinished for as long as 8 years.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 26 May 2022 01:50 (one month ago) link

here's hoping the new single is more memorable than "Downhill Lullaby"

― Murgatroid, Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:51 PM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

lol welp

Murgatroid, Thursday, 26 May 2022 02:19 (one month ago) link

i like them both

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 26 May 2022 03:19 (one month ago) link

I really like this, not sure it was worth waiting a decade for but I love the bending guitars in the chorus and her voice sounds great.

boxedjoy, Thursday, 26 May 2022 07:36 (one month ago) link

It’s too bad this stuff couldn’t have just come out as an album as opposed to drop by drop. (There are probably extenuating circumstances for why, of course.) As a mass of tunes, there would be a different feel to things.

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 26 May 2022 10:09 (one month ago) link

As it happens, listening to NTRT last weekend, first time in years, I thought, this is surely one of the decade's most powerful albums, no? One of the more searing album-long inquiries into industry exploitation.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 May 2022 11:56 (one month ago) link

she's still calling it masochism? i would have guessed it wouldn't be that similar to what she had planned for it way back when -- but then again based on this song, maybe it is lol

i like the song tho! it's no revelation but it's solid. btw "downhill lullaby" was great in its way and would probably be viewed more favorably if it had actually been followed with the album instead of being some random one-off thing

dyl, Thursday, 26 May 2022 15:06 (one month ago) link

new song is like a shattered '80s synth pop song with the shards reassembled out of order, love listening to it

"downhill lullaby" still like a cigarette drag in slow motion 10/10

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 26 May 2022 15:11 (one month ago) link

"out of order" is actually the first thing i thought of when i listened to the song! it sounds like a good song with all the elements out of order

Murgatroid, Thursday, 26 May 2022 16:45 (one month ago) link

downhill lullaby is amazing (havent listened to this yet just needed to intervene)

xheugy eddy (D-40), Thursday, 26 May 2022 19:20 (one month ago) link

ok I listened to the new one, also great

xheugy eddy (D-40), Thursday, 26 May 2022 20:00 (one month ago) link

downhill lullaby makes me think of bobbie gentry, 100/10

xheugy eddy (D-40), Thursday, 26 May 2022 20:01 (one month ago) link

ooh "Don't Forget" works

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 May 2022 20:11 (one month ago) link

Pitchfork review swing and a miss

xheugy eddy (D-40), Friday, 27 May 2022 17:54 (one month ago) link

it's a good song, reminds me of michael damian's version of "rock on" at times lol

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Friday, 27 May 2022 18:09 (one month ago) link

I never became a music writer for a reason, but even I would never use the phrases "pretty bland" or "rock-tinged." I guess everyone's got to start somewhere, and that's what blogspot used to be for. Is there nowhere else to practice writing now before Pitchfork hires you?

Anyway, agree with the overall assertion that it's not a great single, but whew that review.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 27 May 2022 18:54 (one month ago) link

do campus papers, esp. those for smaller schools, exist anymore or has the state of publishing + the laser-targeted focus of conservatives on post-secondary campus matters bludgeoned them into oblivion

Murgatroid, Friday, 27 May 2022 19:11 (one month ago) link

It’s a great single imho. People are confused because it’s retro or whatever. But she clearly cares about this stuff—the purpose of the surfaces—to a greater degree than most. Lyrics are great

xheugy eddy (D-40), Friday, 27 May 2022 19:16 (one month ago) link

I think it's great, and it made more of an impression than "Downhill Lullaby" (which I did like, but I'm sure I will appreciate more in album context if that ever happens).

Doctor Madame Frances Experimento, LLC", Saturday, 28 May 2022 00:41 (one month ago) link

it's not a big stylistic shift from the album but the lack of hooks is

ufo, Saturday, 28 May 2022 01:18 (one month ago) link

What “lack of hooks” lol

xheugy eddy (D-40), Saturday, 28 May 2022 09:16 (one month ago) link

revisiting her old stuff, "lost in my bedroom" is still my favorite song of all time

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 28 May 2022 17:40 (one month ago) link

"heavy metal heart" is the best sleigh bells song ever

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 28 May 2022 18:30 (one month ago) link

my brief run of posts upthread where i expressed my indifference toward/hatred of night time, my time especially hilarious now that i think it's the best record of its kind, whatever that kind is, a mutation of new//wave//alt//rock so breathy and aggressive and wounded and hostile and seductively dangerous it's like a mouth in the earth opening onto hell. title track is like whatever machine made the rest of the record broke down and started producing only motion blurs. best album ever

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 28 May 2022 18:45 (one month ago) link

i may have already said this but i expected an immaculately pretty synth-pop effort from sky and got something much grungier and more gross so it makes sense why i couldn't get my head around it at first. thank god though

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 28 May 2022 18:46 (one month ago) link

think i also identified new wave specifically because so much of this album sounds like a blondie record that was remastered too hot (a compliment, a perfect sound)

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 28 May 2022 18:59 (one month ago) link

OTM x1000. Very close to album of the decade for me

J. Sam, Saturday, 28 May 2022 20:48 (one month ago) link

Japanese xmas might finally come this year

J. Sam, Saturday, 28 May 2022 20:50 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

my brief run of posts upthread where i expressed my indifference toward/hatred of night time, my time especially hilarious now that i think it's the best record of its kind, whatever that kind is, a mutation of new//wave//alt//rock so breathy and aggressive and wounded and hostile and seductively dangerous it's like a mouth in the earth opening onto hell. title track is like whatever machine made the rest of the record broke down and started producing only motion blurs. best album ever

― flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 28 May 2022 18:45 (three weeks ago) link

Those posts are hilarious because to me this is such a brad record.

Tim F, Monday, 20 June 2022 00:43 (one week ago) link


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