sky ferreira explains the 'masochism' delay
“I was genuinely stuck at the mercy of other people.”
You mightn't have realised, given how active Sky Ferreira's been on the silver screen lately (see: David Lynch's Twin Peaks revival), but it's been years since we've heard some original music from the artist. Masochism, the long awaited follow up to the 2013 album Night Time, My Time, has faced a number of unclear delays, and Sky has finally spoken out about the difficult process.
In an Instagram post, Sky shared the "frustrating" experience of being "stuck at the mercy of other people" for almost years. "It has been genuine tasking on my soul & so frustrating," she wrote. "I stuck to my guns & that makes the process a lot longer than you would expect it to. There are so many factors to it all that would be silly to get into. I didn't wait this long to put out something that meets the bare minimum for some.GOD BLESS a majority of those people are now out of my way & those problems are being fixed."
I seems as if label forces, not Sky herself, are to blame for the Masochism holdup. "No matter how hard I tried," the artist wrote, "it was beyond me. I couldn't say anything because of the possibility that it would make things worse."
Determined to end her silence, the singer-songwriter is "starting to be in a good place creatively/overall." Whatever the bureaucratic hold up was, it seems like it's coming to an end — and Sky's taking things back into her own hands. "I am planning on making something and putting out something soon," she wrote. "It's only up from here."
Text Anastasia McInerney
Photography Jai Odell
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