Sky Ferreira Unveils Debut Album Details, Releases 'Obsession' Video
Pop's next big thing, Sky Ferreira just released the video for her first official U.S. single, the Ryan Tedder-written "Obsession" and it's NOT what I expected at all. The video features 18-year old Ferreira as an obsessed fan of actor Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill). Bizarre? Random? Yes. Creative? Absolutely. The beautiful, young model-like Ferreira looks gorgeous throughout as the Marc Klasfeld-directed video chronicles her stalkerish relationship with the 53 year old actor.
"Obsession" is the first U.S. single to be released off of Ferreira's debut album, due out January 11th (1/11/11). Already garnering buzz with the release of promotional single "17" and her first international single "One," Ferreira is looking to keep the momentum going with the release of "Obsession" here in the States. Despite receiving features in NME, Dazed & Confused, The Sunday Times, MusicWeek and RWD, debut European single "One" only managed to peak at #64 on the Official UK charts. Rather disappointing, considering. Calling all pop pessimists...I wouldn't discount Ferreira's chart potential JUST yet though. Working with the likes of Bloodshy & Avant, Greg Kurstin, Linda Perry, Dallas Austin, Paul Epworth, Teddybears and Frankmusik...I think it's safe to say that Sky Ferreira has a few more tricks up her sleeve. Her debut album looks like it's going to be RIDDLED with miniature pop masterpieces.
"Imagine some of the ska glamour of Gwen Stefani, the party-all-night-looks of Ke$ha, and a dash of Bjork. Got all that? If so, you're probably conjuring up Sky Ferreira." (via Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog)"Obsession," already available on iTunes, has been getting some prime time exposure, having been included as a "Now What's Next" Bonus Track on the digital release of Now That's What I Call Music Vol. 35 not to mention an appearance on the soundtrack to the CW drama The Vampire Diaries out October 11th. Not bad! "Obsession" is due to be released November 8th in the UK. This album is looking to be one of my most anticipated this winter. Can't wait! Check out the "Obsession" video below. The as yet untitled album will be released on Capitol Records here in the States and Polydor in the UK. In the meantime, check out this awesome live cover of Miike Snow's "Animal."