Sky Ferreira

Nobody Asked Sky Ferreira If She Was OK With Terry Richardson (But Now We Know She Is)

Sky Ferreira is what you’d call an “epic” Facebook user. The lengthy, uncensored explanations she posts there routinely make headlines, in part because she’s typically responding to an accusation made by the media. This time, Sky defends Terry Richardson, the alleged sex abuser of young models/photographer who’s worked with Ferreira since she was 17 with nary an incident of inappropriate behavior. She focuses on her experiences with Richardson, careful not to demean the experiences of other women. … Read More

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Sky Ferreira’s “I Blame Myself” Video Subverts the Gender Dynamics of Gang Culture

Look at the image above. One of these things is not like the other. Some may say it’s another example of a pop star “accessorizing with black people,” but hold on a second, there’s something redeeming here. In her new video for “I Blame Myself,” Sky Ferreira plays with gender dynamics in gang culture, a context in which her punky pop has likely never been considered. The juxtaposition, as it turns out, speaks to a larger message about power and vulnerability. … Read More

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Sky Ferreira’s Facebook Message Highlights the Fine Line Between Internet Misogyny and Sexual Harassment

Sky Ferreira is no doubt an “internet artist.” As much as her major label, Capitol, would like to see her on radio playlists, that will require more pop tides to turn full Lorde. Part of calling the web your home turf is, of course, dealing with the haters. We all know the rules: don’t read the comments, don’t feed the trolls, etc. etc. But online hatred can and often does go too far, particularly when the comments cross over into harassment. Ferreira took to Facebook yesterday to discuss both her own experience of this, and the blanket misogyny of the web. … Read More

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The 5 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Sky Ferreira, Gunslinger

It’s Friday, which means that we’re preparing to brave the cold and venture out into the depths of the weekend — and also that it’s time to look back at the best songs we heard over the last seven days. This week there’s a lovely and entirely unexpected ballad from Sky Ferreira, rock/EDM fusion par excellence from Gunslinger, a new track from Slow Club, man of the moment Schoolboy Q collaborating with A$AP Rocky (again), and, um, David Byrne covering Biz Markie. No, really. They’re all streaming for nothing, so click through and get listening! … Read More

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Listen to Sky Ferreira’s Leaked “Rancid Girl” Track

If you’re a major artist, it’s pretty near impossible to release an album without someone leaking tracks from it (unless,… Read More

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Flavorwire Staffers’ Favorite Songs of 2013

With the end of every calendar year comes the customary influx of “Best Of” lists, definitively ranking the créme de la cultural créme of the last 365 days. But sometimes “best” doesn’t accurately describe the things that stick with us most, or that we irrationally love out of personal preference. So to cap off 2013, Flavorwire staffers listed their favorite cultural items of the year — the books, movies, and experiences we’ll be taking into 2014. Click through for Flavorwire’s favorite songs of 2013. … Read More

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20 Great Songs That You Might Have Missed in 2013

Part of the pleasure of listening to music is tracking down the less obvious joys: obscure covers, remixes and deep cuts that didn’t get a whole lot of attention. There were plenty such songs kicking about in 2013, and it seems a shame not to draw attention to them just because they didn’t quite make it onto our albums of the year list — so here are 20 songs that you may or may not have read about elsewhere, and that your correspondent enjoyed greatly over the last 12 months. … Read More

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Sky Ferreira Is the Perfect Post-Poptimism Pop Star

After what seems like forever, Sky Ferreira’s debut album Night Time, My Time is out this week. It’s a very different record from what the world might have expected from Ferreira when her debut album was first announced, way back in early 2011. As has been well documented, it’s been a strange journey from then to now for her, one that’s occasionally threatened to derail her career entirely. She could have been another Uffie (in whose “Pop the Glock” video she appeared, incidentally), a left-of-center pop artist who promised much but delivered little. Instead, she’s managed to emerge as the perfect pop star for 2013. … Read More

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Casually Nihilistic Internet Finds Sky Ferreira and Zachary Cole Smith’s Heroin Problem Hilarious

To restate the obvious, the Internet is a pretty awful place at times. The observation that the online medium makes people callous is most often discussed in the context of anonymous comment sections and message boards, but let’s not forget how common it also is in that blurry Venn diagram of journalism and blogging, where a similar spirit of nihilism and comedic contempt characterizes the way in which reporting is carried out. So it went yesterday with the news that pop singer Sky Ferreira and DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith were busted in upstate New York in possession of a car with stolen license plates, a bunch of MDMA, and a whole lot of heroin. … Read More

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Flavorpill Guide to This Week’s Top 10 New York Events

For our (unconscionably high) rent money, the best thing about living in NYC is its endless supply of fun, odd, and inspired cultural events. But with so many options, it can be hard to know where to even begin planning your week. To help you make sense of it all, Flavorpill Deputy Editor Mindy Bond shares the very best of what’s on offer this week. It’s just a taste of what you can find on the new Flavorpill, so if you like what you see, be sure to sign up… Read More

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