Sky Ferreira is one of the most patient artists of her generation. Or, at least, the artist who demands the most patience from her fans. It’s been three years since she released her last song, “Downhill Lullaby.” It was her first new music since her magnificent 2013 debut album Night Time, My Time. Since then, she’s dabbled in acting (Twin Peaks: The Return and Baby Driver) and has been featured as a guest on a handful of other songs. But that’s about it.
But now she’s back with “Don’t Forget,” a terrific bit of 80s synthpop bubblegum that she told Pitchfork is “about burning down houses.”
Ferriera’s been planning a sophomore album called Masochism since at least 2015, when the album was first delayed do to health issues and her brutal touring schedule. She’s since said the album wasn’t ready. “I refuse to put out something that isn’t honest,” she told Pitchfork, explaining the wait. “It’s not something that I can force out. If I was to do it any sooner I either would have been compromising myself and anyone listening.”
But now, she tells Vulture she’s “100 percent confident” the album will be out soon. “I think there’s some things that need to be finished, and I would like to write some [more] songs,” she said. “A lot of it’s done. It’s just more mixing, rerecording certain parts, changing certain lyrics. It’s little details.”
Let’s hope so, but take your time, Sky! We’ve waited nine years. We can wait a little longer.