Sky Ferreira Explains Masochism Delay With Instagram Post

“I refuse to put out something that isn’t honest”

January 07, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Instead of writing some giant personal post...I'm just going to say the solid points: Appreciate & love the people who are supportive & make a positive influence. Take care of yourself physically & mentally. Health is KEY! Change is good. Life is valuable/incredible. Fear will forever hold you back. Misery & getting fucked up aren't productive or helpful when it comes to being creative (folklore lol). This is corny & I spent the last 2 minutes trying to say this another way but...you can only "free yourself". I know most of you already know & understand all of this stuff. Same here...but I wasn't actually doing it for a while. Now that I felt all of it (good & bad) it actually means something to me. My ❤️❤️❤️ for anyone that has or is experiencing any pain this year. I also know I've been really vague about my music so I appreciate the patience from some of you. I've been working on it the whole time & in 2016 you will hear it.I refuse to put out something that isn't honest. It's not something that I can force out. If I was to do it any sooner I either would have been compromising myself & anyone listening. I would have had to put out music that wasn't true or a message I would not want to put out into the universe. As personal as my music is...the thing that lasts longer than I ever will is my actual "work". I get the rare opportunity to have people listen & connect to it.I personally think with that comes a responsibility of making something that's still true to me but still can somehow make someone feel better or less lonely. I can't do that lying through my teeth.Needs to be the pretty/ugly/everything/nothing. For me, music (as a listener) was the most consistent & personal thing in my life that has helped me or healed me in every situation,to some capacity. If I even have a "goal"...it is to help do that for someone. Straight up. So THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!I'm so lucky to have friends & family that have been so supportive & kind lately. I'm also so happy that I've recently met/know people that have influenced my life in such a positive way. They probably aren't even away of it. Be creative & healthy. CHEERS! BE SAFE 2NIGHT❤

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Last year Sky Ferreira seemed poised to release new music from her second album Masochism. There were the visuals and a couple song snippets posted to Instagram, with the promise of a summer 2015 release of new material. Nothing ended up being released, but last week the FADER cover star gave her fans another Instagram update, which Pitchfork spotted.

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She indicated in her caption that she intends to take her time:

“I refuse to put out something that isn’t honest. It’s not something that I can force out. If I was to do it any sooner I either would have been compromising myself & anyone listening. I would have had to put out music that wasn’t true or a message I would not want to put out into the universe.”

Revisit her FADER cover story here, and watch her video for “Omanka” below.

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