It’s been almost 10 years since Sky Ferreira released her last album, 2013’s Night Time, My Time, and it’s safe to say fans have been clamouring for more music ever since – but according to the star, the delay is out of her hands. The singer took to her Instagram story on Saturday to claim that she isn’t the one making the decisions on the release of new music.
“This is not my fault & it’s not a conspiracy or whatever. I am not a hysterical/lying/lazy lunatic [sic],” she captioned a clip of an unreleased song she previously posted in 2019. “I can pull up performances from 2014 of unreleased singles too. This is beyond fucked up. I am so frustrated & over it [sic].” Last May, Ferreira dropped her first single in more than three years, ‘Don’t Forget,’ which is also the second single off her long-delayed album Masochism.
Ferreira went on to discuss being labelled as a “difficult” artist to work with. “Being ‘difficult’ or ‘high strung’ doesn’t give people the right to damage & stall my career, [sic]” she wrote.
“I am in a difficult situation & I have to be ‘difficult’ to get through it. I have to protect my work & myself somehow? “A lot of it is not being allowed to say or do anything I want/need without it being dismissed. I can’t think of a time in the last 7 years where I’ve been able to just focus on what I’m supposed to do, despite having to basically sacrifice every aspect of my life to make sure it happens, [sic]” she continued.
“It’s not okay. If I’m not allowed to say something without consequence & the people who are supposed to do their job refuse to look out for me… How am I not going to be ‘difficult’?!? [sic]”
Last year, Ferreira told Interview that because she’s signed to a major label, she’s “set up in situations to seem difficult but also, what does that even mean? Just that you’re not willing to be completely controlled,” she added.