Sky Ferreira is set to release a digital EP ‘As If!’ on March 22nd. The lead-off track, ‘Sex Rules’, is currently for sale on iTunes. The five brand-new tracks will tide fans over until Ferreira’s debut album due out on Capitol Records this summer. The 18-year-old has been in London and Sweden working on the album which will feature a collection of electronic pop tunes put together with the help of Swedish hitmakers Bloodshy & Avant, Greg Kurstin, Dallas Austin and Teddybears.
Sky Ferreira is featured in a new advertisement for Calvin Klein’s ck one box, with more details at ckone.com. ck one was a fragrance from the fashion brand, and is now being relaunched to expand from perfume to include jeans and underwear. Watch the ad via YouTube below.
Sky Ferreira checked in with fans on her Facebook on Wednesday (December 15), bringing the news that her debut album has been pushed back by EMI. The album was originally set for a January 11, 2011 release. The 18-year-old insisted she hadn’t been dropped by her label, but the UK release of ‘One’ and U.S. release of ‘Obsession’ likely didn’t meet expectations of a major label. Sky writes:
Okay. My album is no longer coming out on 1-11-11… unfortunately. It was done, but things/people constantly change within ALL record labels & in life (DUH!). I am now recording even more material for the record because I feel like I’ve grown (musically) since when I was 15-16 years old. All of the songs will eventually come out because they are all important to me. I’m trying to push for an EP to come out in February too. It’s been extremely frustrating, but you know “these kinda things happen for a reason”. Thank you for the support and I’m glad I can CLARIFY what’s going on… Keep your eyes peeled for some big things happening this winter… STAY TUNED!<3 PS. I am still on EMI P.P.S. Shutup forum ********* (I'd curse but my 12 year old cousin is on this page) I haven't even started yet. P.P.P.S I love you.
MTV News caught up with Sky Ferreira recently, asking the 18-year-old about her tattoos.
“I got a teardrop because this was right before Lil Wayne was going to jail,” Sky said about one of her finger tats. “Even though that also means I killed somebody, but I didn’t kill anybody. Sorry.”
Pointing at the next tattoo, she said, “The star on the back of my head I got when I was fourteen, near my house, like just randomly again. Not much thought into that.”
As for a royal inking on the other side, she said, “I used to draw this crown on everything and it used to be my logo and I used to get people to spraypaint it everywhere, so this crown is on the back of my head also.”
Regarding the larger tattoo she has on her arm, Sky said, “I went to this guy Josh, and he did this huge tattoo on me. I was about to back out of it. I was like oh, I can’t do it. Then he gave me this whole story about how he had to do someone before and they couldn’t make up their mind for two days and how annoying it was, and I was like fine, I’ll do it. He’s like okay, you can back out, but just let me do one little line. It was not one little line, and I thought I was going to die at first. The first ten minutes was so painful, and then it felt like nothing. Then I got it done in an hour. I didn’t even stop. I was like just do it, because if I keep stopping, it’s gonna hurt more. It’s kinda corny to say this, but this (tattoo) was right when I got to New York and a few months before my 18th birthday, I was living on my own now. I guess when I look back on it that’s what I think of, when I finally became an actual adult.”
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Footage of Sky Ferreira singing ‘One’ unplugged and what the teen described as being “jet lagged on 2 hours sleep in a hotel meeting room in Germany” has been posted online. “Oh and this is the first time I’ve ever performed it acoustic in front of an audience,” Sky added.
Video at YouTube has since been removed.
In reference to her new single ‘Obsession’, Sky Ferreira is asking fans on her YouTube what is their obsession. The pop singer made the video sitting between posters of Iggy Pop and Kylie Minogue, her two obsessions, requesting they make a video and send them. Sky will select her favorites and post them on her web site.
“Hi this is Sky Ferreira, and I’m between both of my obsessions right now,” the singer explained. “Iggy Pop and Kylie Minogue. I want to know what your obsessions are, so send me a video about your obsessions, see a new obsession or anything obsession related and my favorite videos or YouTubes will be posted online.”
The video update at MySpace has since been removed.
Sky Ferreira is out with the music video to her new single ‘Obsession’, off the Los Angeles pop singer’s upcoming debut album on Capitol Records. The Marc Klasfeld directed video features actor Michael Madsen as the object of Sky’s obsession. Watch it via MTV.com below.
Out’s Face to Face with Sky Ferriera features the pop singer talking about her debut album, the video for ‘One’, her infatuation with David Lynch, cutting school to learn new things, and her tattoos. “I have a lot of ups and downs, and it quite shows lyrically,” Sky confesses. “My mind moves and my emotions are pretty extreme.” Video at theplatform.com has since been removed.
Sky Ferreira is out with the music video to her first UK single ‘One’, off the Los Angeles pop singer’s upcoming debut album on Capitol/EMI. The video was shot by Rankin and will be released on August 22nd. Watch it via YouTube below and photos the famed photographer took of the teen after the cut.
Audio for Sky Ferreira’s debut UK single ‘One’ has been posted on Parlophone’s YouTube channel ahead of its Summer 2010 release. Look out for the full video shot by world-renowned photographer Rankin coming soon.