Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time

After a few years of dropping single after single (and following a string of controversies along with false career starts), this singer/model/actress has finally decided to release her debut album; full of electro pop and self-reflection. The 21-year-old manages to blend 80s style pop with 90s grunge to create an album that not only sparkles but turns out to be a window into a not-so-mature mind.

The majority of the tracks exude vulnerability and heartbreak; ‘Boys’ showcases her youth and innocence, “boys, they’re dime a dozen……cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye.” We also catch a glimpse of the sultry party girl with the club-like anthem, ‘You’re Not The One’, which smashes through the album like a wave of energy. Less powerful tracks of the same feel include ‘Omanko’, ‘Japanese Jesus’ and ‘Nobody Asked Me’, with the latter sounding like a whiny New York rave tune.

But the former Calvin Klein model does reveal a sense of self-loathing and despair with the bittersweet ‘I Blame Myself’, with honest lyrics such as, “How could you know what it feels like to fight the hounds of hell?” Given her struggle with failure to breakthrough in the industry, it is almost as if she is reflecting to a younger version of herself.

Produced by Grammy-winning producer Ariel Rechstaid, Night Time, My Time looks to be a soul searching tool for Ferreira; a modem for her to release her creative frustration and channel her issues into a shining light of 21st century eclectic pop.

3/5 stars

Emily Bodkin

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