Where Katy Perry embraces cliché, and Lady Gaga needs you to know that she is an ARTIST, Sky Ferreira is subtle. She follows a pop formula, but she’s careful to love her genre from a distance.
Ferreira started out young — on MySpace with empty calories like the frothy “17.” Her snarkier side first emerged with her first song to chart, “One.”
Pop songs are repetitive, sometimes hilariously so (think “Womanizer”), and “One” plays at this. You can’t help but dig the melody, but its chorus is ridiculous: “I’m not a robot / but sometimes I feel like / One one one one one one one.”
It’s the same trick Nora Ephron pulled with “Sleepless in Seattle.” With “One,” Ferreira points out her medium’s most infuriating clichés by using them. You fall in love with the result in spite of yourself.
She’s kept this meta wit on Night Time, My Time, playing at pop’s artifice while expressing something that feels real.
Pop tends to use power choruses for big moments — stupid things, like true love or becoming someone’s “muse.” Ferreira, on the other hand, saves her money moments for the more relatable stuff. Take “You’re Not The One,” whose epic chorus celebrates the freedom that comes from deciding someone isn’t your “soul mate.”
“Boys” defies the expectations you might have from its title; it’s actually a song about how stupid Ferreira thinks most are. “24 Hours” proves that Ferreira isn’t just incidentally clever; she knows her music history — it’s a sharp send up of 80s cheese and teen movie fodder.
It’s been said that Lily Allen is the pop star we need in 2013. Funny as “Hard out Here” may be, instead of smacking us over the head with hackneyed Miley-bashing (or indulging us in her half-cooked political ideas) Ferreira lets her music speak for itself. The messages are there for discerning listeners.
A pop song that’s catchy and relatable. What could make for better hairbrush karaoke?
New Yorkers Aren’t Rude. You Are.
And I mean that title with the utmost of respect.
I’ve been a denizen of this fair[ly crappy] city my entire life, in one way or another. I spent some time in LA during college, but don’t worry, I got over it. The one thing, though, that I’ve consistently heard from around the US is that New York is a rude city.
This is, I feel, based on a fundamental misunderstanding of what this place is.
“It’s a shame that she won’t live, but then again, who does?”
"I was quit when I came in here. I’m twice as quit now."
"Tell me also how it’s dark in the night and cold in the snow."
Too much love for this show
i thirst for a sandwich