The Provocative Sky Ferreira Holds Nothing Back for Our October Cover
Sky Ferreira

The Provocative Sky Ferreira Holds Nothing Back for Our October Cover

In “Everything Is Embarrassing,” her most-streamed song on Spotify, Sky Ferreira croons, “Everything and nothing always haunts me.” That song first appeared on the 2012 EP Ghost, a collection of dreamy pop synth embraced by critics and fans, yet its lyrics have endured beyond that release and her debut album, 2013’s grungier Night Time, My Time, to become her oeuvre’s metaphorical spine. Routinely cited as one of today’s most provocative artists, Ferreira is capable of bending sounds from rainbow fluff to grizzled wails. Magnetic yet unpredictable, she hasn’t released a new collection of music in three years: It takes time to become more of yourself and less haunted by the past—a goal of the 24-year-old, whose new album, Masochism, could very well be named for her process of self-discovery. That self-­discovery also includes a role in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks revival on Showtime, slated for next year, and, more recently, an epic Twitter takedown of a journalist who had…

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