Sky Ferreira

Watch Primal Scream and Sky Ferreira Team for “Where the Light Gets In”

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Primal Scream are a Scottish rock band that’s been around for 34 years. Sky Ferreira is a 23-year-old singer who has been working since she was, at least, 17. Primal Scream have toyed with electronic, krautrock, trip hop, and a dozen more musical styles. Sky Ferreira’s 2013 Night Time, My Time did just about the same. So it’s no surprise that when the two of them got together for “Where The Light Gets In,” magic happened. 
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10 Songs to Soundtrack an Endless Winter

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All day Wednesday, the sky dumped snow on much of the eastern United States. Especially for those of us in the Northeast, this is nothing new — this unusually harsh season has been bringing us snowstorm after snowstorm, cold snap after cold snap, for months. Spring may officially be only two weeks away, but you wouldn’t know it from the icy tableau that is New York (or Boston, god help them). So, to soothe — or perhaps just distract — you blanket-covered, tea-sipping masses, here’s a collection of songs that encapsulate the experience of endless …Read More

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

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

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

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

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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!
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