Sky Ferriera has shared her new song ‘Downhill Lullaby’, the first new material in since 2013’s excellent Night Time, My Time.
The track, produced by Ferriera alongside Twin Peaks music supervisor Dean Hurley, marks the end of a long and difficult six-year hiatus.
Talk around new material has been ongoing for a number of years now and, In 2016, she said: “I refuse to put out something that isn’t honest,” and fans were forced to wait a little longer. “I’m sorry for being so quiet about everything (I thought I didn’t have much of a choice),” she later wrote in a post on social media. “I promise I’ll explain the last few years soon.”
“I don’t have a back-up plan,” Sky has said in an interview with Pitchfork. “I never have. I don’t have an education. I don’t know how to, like, play music in the [traditional] sense. I’m socially awkward and stuff—I couldn’t really do a lot of other jobs either,” she adds.
‘Downhill Lullaby’ emerges as the first single from Ferreira’s upcoming album, Masochism, and also introduces a collaboration with Nils Gröndahl who plays violin on the track.
Speaking about the collab, Ferreira said she told Gröndahl to “play it as if you’re one of the birds in Snow White, singing underwater, while slowly being suffocated by plastic.”
Here it is, Track of the Day: