Sky Ferreira responds to billboard claims of being "held hostage" by label

Sky Ferreira has responded to a billboard in New York Metropolis that claims she is being “held hostage” by her document label.

Ferreira’s followers had reportedly purchased a billboard in Instances Sq. to share a photograph of the singer with the message “Free Sky Ferreira”, claiming that her music is being held hostage by her label Capitol Information.

The singer responded to the billboard and messages by posting a photograph of it to her Instagram tales with the caption “It’s True”, confirming that her label is preserving her from releasing new music, particularly her follow-up to her 2013 debut ‘Night Time, My Time’.

The billboard seems to have been organised by an Instagram fan account for the singer who has been campaigning for Ferreira’s launch from her document label since March 2021. “Sky Ferreira has been held hostage by her label Capitol Records for almost a decade. They’ve been blocking the release of her sophomore album ‘Masochism’ since 2015,” reads a pinned publish on the Instagram account.

Earlier this yr, Ferreira addressed the struggles she’s going through with placing out new music and her fame as a “difficult” artist.

She took to Instagram on January 14 to share a snippet of latest music alongside the caption: “I want to put this out”. Posting on her story, she shared a clip of her performing the unreleased monitor throughout a soundcheck again in 2019. “Look at the date,” she wrote within the accompanying caption. “I tried to put out this song forever ago. This is not my fault and it’s not a conspiracy or whatever.”

Sky Ferreira performs on the fiftieth Roskilde Pageant on June 30, 2022 in Roskilde, Denmark. Credit score: Rune Hellestad- Corbis/ Corbis through Getty

She continued: “I’m not a hysterical/mendacity/lazy lunatic. I can pull up performances from 2014 of unreleased singles too. That is past fucked up. I’m so annoyed & over it.

“Being ‘difficult’ or ‘high strung’ doesn’t give people the right to damage & stall my career,” she wrote. “I’m in a troublesome scenario & I’ve to be ‘difficult’ to get by means of it. I’ve to guard my work & myself one way or the other?

“Plenty of it’s not being allowed to say or do something I need/want with out it being dismissed. I can’t consider a time within the final 7 years the place I’ve been in a position to simply concentrate on what I’m imagined to do, regardless of having to mainly sacrifice each facet of my life to ensure it occurs.

“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’?!?”

In an interview with NME final yr, the singer revealed that her extremely anticipated second album was almost carried out. “It’s basically done for the most part, it’s just that some parts need to be re-recorded, Just the finishing touches, really,” she mentioned.

‘Masochism’ was first scheduled for launch in 2015, and has been pushed again a number of instances since. In October 2021, she mentioned a launch date for the album had been confirmed, teasing its arrival for March 2022.

Sky Ferreira performs onstage during the 2019 Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park on July 19, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Credit: Barry Brecheisen/GETTY

Sky Ferreira performs onstage throughout the 2019 Pitchfork Music Pageant at Union Park on July 19, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Credit score: Barry Brecheisen/GETTY

The next month, she asserted that ‘Masochism’ was “actually coming out” in 2022, and again in January 2022, Ferreira’s mom re-confirmed {that a} March launch was on the playing cards.

When the album wasn’t launched in March, Ferreira advised followers to maintain off on their “wrath and death threats” till the next month.

The singer additionally opened up about her experiences with sexism within the music trade and the way she’s resisted makes an attempt to pigeonhole or management her picture all through her profession.

“In the music industry, everyone’s trying to mold you. They have an idea of what you should be,” she mentioned in a dialog with Nancy Sinatra for Interview. “People get greedy. When I was younger, I got cornered in situations where it was like, ‘You have to do this,’ and I didn’t know better. It was just different back then.”

She continued: “The web was there, but it surely wasn’t this factor that individuals had discovered. I used it to my benefit – that basically helped me get my stuff out. However I’ve been shelved so many instances. You already know, I first got here out after I was 15 and it wasn’t a good illustration of me. After which, I wasn’t even that a lot older, however I began assembly individuals to collaborate with, and it began falling into place.

Ferreira’s extremely anticipated LP, ‘Masochism’, continues to be but to obtain a proper launch date. Her newest launch was 2022’s ‘Don’t Neglect’.

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