Sky Ferreira Album Delayed, EP 'hopefully' Out in February
Well this certainly is disappointing. One of my most anticipated releases of 2011 announced recently in a blog post that her debut album is being pushed back. 18-year old Sky Ferreira, who's been mentioned a few times on my blog, announced on her December 16th blog that, although the album is done, it's not coming out on 1/11/2011 as originally planned. Good news is, she hasn't been dropped by EMI, as was the rumor, but we're going to have a wait a little bit longer for the album. Here's the situation...in Sky's own words:
"Okay. My album is no longer coming out on 1-11-11...unfortunately. It was done, but things/people constantly change within ALL record labels & in life (DUH!). I am now recording even more material for the record because I feel like I've grown (musically) since when I was 15-16 years old. All of the songs will eventually come out because they are all important to me. I'm trying to push for an EP to come out in February too. It's been extremely frustrating,but you know "these kinda things happen for a reason". Thank you for the support and I'm glad I can CLARIFY what's going on...Keep your eyes peeled for some big things happening this winter...STAY TUNED! <3
PS . I am still on EMI
I'm also glad that Sky got the chance to clear the air here. There's been no news from the Sky Ferreira camp since the release of her video for "Obsession" (watch HERE). Looks like her label is hoping for a hit, hoping Sky and her collaborators can come up with something that U.S. top 40 radio can latch on to. Sky's hit potential is HUMONGOUS and I would hate to see her talent squandered based on a couple early chart failures. Perhaps a few more songs would be good for her international launch as well, considering "One" only managed to peak at #64 on the official UK singles charts. That's at least better than "Obsession," which didn't chart on the Billboard Hot 100, only managing to sneak in at #37 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.
I'm definitely rooting for this girl. Here's hoping that EP she's talking about becomes a reality in 2011. Download "Obsession" on iTunes HERE and watch the video for one of my favorite songs from 2010, "One" below.