New Music - Sky Ferreira
I’ve never understood why Sky Ferreira is such a “thing”, and her latest single only makes me think this even more.
After waiting for what seemed like forever for her debut album, I was disappointed. I thought once singles really started rolling out (and boy has that been a slow process), I might feel different. And then I heard “Boys”.
This is supposed to be a ripoff of the 1964 classic “Chapel of Love”, right? If she doesn’t expressly say it somewhere, she’s in trouble. Not only does Sky “borrow heavily” (as I’ll politely say) from The Dixie Cups, but she did so with a very famous tune. Who doesn’t know this song?
When I listen to Sky’s interpretation, I can’t help singing the original lyrics and ignoring her additions (which could have been alright, if not for the muffled shoegaze sound she seems to love).
Phil Spector is probably really pissed...in his prison cell.