In a striking demonstration of fan dedication, supporters of Sky Ferreira, spearheading the “Free Sky Ferreira” movement on social media, made a bold statement by purchasing a digital billboard in the heart of Times Square. This towering billboard prominently displayed their singular demand: “Free Sky Ferreira.” The crux of their protest revolves around their belief that Capitol Records has held the artist “hostage” for nearly a decade, attributing the delays and impediments to the release of her much-anticipated sophomore album, “Masochism,” which has been tantalizing fans since 2015. Not content with just digital media, the group took their campaign to the skies, commissioning a plane to fly over Capitol Records with a banner bearing the same rallying cry.
The passionate devotion of Ferreira’s fans has not gone unnoticed. The artist herself has expressed her solidarity with the movement by actively engaging with their social media posts, even going as far as sharing the Times Square billboard image on her Instagram story with the caption “It’s true.” During one of her concerts earlier this year, she further reinforced her support by displaying a fan-made sign on stage that read “Free Sky Ferreira.” In light of these developments, Newsound reached out to representatives from both Sky Ferreira and Capitol Records for their perspectives on the matter.
Last year, Ferreira made her return to the music scene with the release of her latest single, “Don’t Forget.” This marked her first musical offering since the 2019 release of the one-off track, “Downhill Lullaby.” In January of this year, she tantalized fans by sharing a snippet of new music on her Instagram, accompanied by the caption “I WANT TO PUT THIS OUT.” However, her frustration with the situation was palpable as she took to Instagram stories to voice her grievances about the “beyond messed up” circumstances surrounding her career. She highlighted the fact that the unreleased material dated back to 2019, stating, “I TRIED TO PUT OUT THIS SONG FOREVER AGO.” Her sentiments continued:
“I am not a hysterical/lying/lazy lunatic. I can pull up performances from 2014 of unreleased singles too. This is beyond messed up. I am so frustrated & over it…Being ‘difficult’ or ‘high strung’ doesn’t give people the right to damage & stall my career. 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. The thing I actively tried to avoid happens & it somehow gets reversed. 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 & my work being presented the way I want it to or my shows being the way one needs it to be to perform & play well. Despite having to basically sacrifice every aspect of my life to make sure it happens & the amount of time/work I put into everything beforehand. 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’?!?”
Following a series of summer concerts, Ferreira recently announced her return to the stage this fall, with tour stops planned in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, and more. However, the release date for her highly anticipated follow-up to her 2013 debut album, “Night Time, My Time,” remains elusive. In 2019, she collaborated with Charli XCX on the track “Cross You Out,” featured on the British pop star’s album “Charli.”
While fans eagerly await the release of “Masochism” and a resolution to the ongoing standoff, the “Free Sky Ferreira” campaign continues to shine a spotlight on the artist’s predicament, amplifying the call for her creative freedom to be realized.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Sky Ferreira Liberation
What is the “Free Sky Ferreira” campaign all about?
The “Free Sky Ferreira” campaign is a grassroots movement led by dedicated fans of Sky Ferreira. They believe that Sky Ferreira has been unfairly held back by her record label, Capitol Records, for nearly a decade. The campaign’s main objective is to advocate for Ferreira’s creative freedom and to push for the release of her long-anticipated sophomore album, “Masochism.”
Why do fans think Sky Ferreira is being held hostage by her label?
Fans of Sky Ferreira point to the extended delays and hurdles surrounding the release of “Masochism” as evidence of her label’s control over her career. They argue that these delays have stifled her artistic expression and prevented her from sharing her music with the world.
How has Sky Ferreira shown support for the campaign?
Sky Ferreira has actively supported the “Free Sky Ferreira” campaign by engaging with their social media posts. She has liked and commented on their content, indicating her alignment with their cause. Additionally, she shared an image of the Times Square billboard from the campaign on her Instagram story, accompanied by the caption “It’s true.” During one of her concerts, she even held up a fan-made sign that read “Free Sky Ferreira” on stage.
What is the current status of Sky Ferreira’s music career?
Despite the frustrations and delays, Sky Ferreira has made a comeback with her latest single, “Don’t Forget,” in the previous year. This marked her first release since the 2019 single, “Downhill Lullaby.” She has expressed her desire to release new music, but the obstacles in her path have led to a standstill.
Is there any information on when “Masochism” will be released?
As of now, there is no confirmed release date for “Masochism.” The album’s release has been eagerly anticipated by fans for several years, but it remains uncertain when it will finally see the light of day.
What are Sky Ferreira’s upcoming plans in the music industry?
Sky Ferreira has announced her return to the stage with a series of concerts scheduled for the fall. These performances include stops in major cities like New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago. While her live shows continue to excite fans, the release of “Masochism” remains a central question mark in her career.
Has Sky Ferreira collaborated with other artists recently?
In 2019, Sky Ferreira collaborated with Charli XCX on the track “Cross You Out,” which was featured on Charli XCX’s album, “Charli.” This collaboration added to her musical repertoire and showcased her versatility as an artist.
What impact has the “Free Sky Ferreira” campaign had on the music industry?
The campaign has drawn attention to the challenges artists may face within the music industry, particularly in terms of creative control and album release delays. It has also demonstrated the power of dedicated fan activism in advocating for an artist’s rights and freedom. While the campaign’s ultimate outcome is uncertain, it has raised important questions about the dynamics between artists and their record labels.
More about Sky Ferreira Liberation
- Sky Ferreira Fans Run “Free Sky Ferreira” Campaign – Pitchfork article detailing the fan-led campaign’s efforts.
- Sky Ferreira on Instagram – Sky Ferreira’s official Instagram profile, where she has supported the campaign and shared related content.
- Sky Ferreira’s Music – Sky Ferreira’s artist page on Spotify, showcasing her music career and recent releases.
- Charli XCX’s “Charli” Album – Stream Charli XCX’s album, which includes the collaboration with Sky Ferreira on the track “Cross You Out.”