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Sky Ferreira announces imminent new music with a cryptic teaser

‘Let’s just say… uh… it comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb’

Just as predicted, Indie Sleaze is slowly drip-feeding us its comeback. Alongside amateur-style, TikTok music mash-ups, and now-vintage technology comes none other than 2010s darling Sky Ferreira, who’s finally teasing new music again.

Celebrating the anniversary of her 2013 debut (and only) album, Night Time, My Time, on Instagram on Friday (October 29), the musician shared a photo of a bottle of sparkling apple juice in front of a studio console, accompanied by the cryptic caption: “NEW MUSIC RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED: let’s just say… uh… it comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.”

A quick Google search – or a trip to your brain if you’re smarter than me – reveals that the line is a weather folklore about the month of March. The saying references the spring month’s changeable weather, suggesting it starts out bad but ends good.

Anyway, the point is: new Sky Ferreira music might be coming in March 2022. TBC if this means her long-awaited second album, Masochism, a different album altogether, or simply a new single. The last time the artist released a new track of her own was in 2019 when she premiered “Downhill Lullaby” – the first single from Masochism.

Ferreira has previously spoken about the “absurd” circumstances “beyond my reach” that have delayed a second album. “I’m sorry for being so quiet about everything (I thought I didn’t have much of a choice),” she said via Instagram in June 2018. “I promise I’ll explain the last few years soon.” 

The following month, the musician returned to Instagram to criticise her label for allegedly locking her out of her own Soundcloud account. “I was forced/told I had no choice to hand over my account information to my label… They gave me the wrong information and changed it so I can no longer access it,” she said. Expanding on Twitter, she added: “It’s been like this the entire time I’ve started making music professionally (14 years old). Why should I have to beg/snake charm people into getting a login to my account that I created & ask for permission for music I either own or made by myself?”.

In the meantime, Ferreira has released covers, collaborated with the likes of the Jesus & Mary Chain, Charli XCX, and Primal Scream, and acted in films and TV shows including Lords of Chaos, Twin Peaks, and Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone.

See the musician’s new music teaser below, and look back at her 2016 Dazed cover story here.