Sky Ferreira
Ghost


3.5
great

Review

by Kevin Weeks USER (5 Reviews)
October 13th, 2012 | 19 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: While suffering from a lack of focus, Ghost shows promise and talent in a rising star.

On Sky Ferreira's new EP, Ghost, the 20 year-old displays an incredible amount of range. In just under 19 minutes, she presents herself as a demure folk singer, a country torch song chanteuse, a post-grunge riot grrrl, and an electro-pop diva. Ferreira slips into each of these roles effortlessly.

Taking each song by its own merits, it's easy to see the talent in this young singer. With a recurring theme of unrequited love, Ferreira is skillfully able to capture the longing of youth. Her vocal delivery on the title track, "Ghost," lingers so closely to a quiver, you can hear the ache in her voice. With "Everything is Embarrassing," Ferreira pieces together the necessary elements for a radio-friendly dance hit, and instead constructs a lonely ballad of heartbreak.

While each track is a delight to listen to- especially "Everything is Embarrassing"- Ferreira changes style so often, it's difficult to discern who she is. Should she be making alt-country with Saddle Creek? Or is she the next Robyn? It's impossible to predict what her next release will sound like. While this could be exciting, it also makes it easy for listeners to lose interest. Sky Ferreira is on the track to greatness, but she needs to find herself before progressing further.


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kevinweeks
October 13th 2012


59 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Album stream: http://soundcloud.com/skyferreira/ghost-ep-continuous

Douglas
October 14th 2012


9246 Comments


Nice one, this looks interesting.

robertsona
Emeritus
October 16th 2012


15280 Comments


EVERYONE: LISTEN TO "EVERYTHING IS EMBARRASSING" RIGHT NOW

kevinweeks
October 16th 2012


59 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^





Loveless
October 21st 2012


85 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Sad Dream and Ghost are really nice. Ghost especially. Everything is embarrassing isn't bad either. It does however feel like they just lumped all these songs together.

robertsona
Emeritus
October 28th 2012


15280 Comments


the EP version of everything is embarrassing it turns out is slightly different and way worse from the single/video version, which they dumbly havent released

watch/listen to that one instead

anarchistfish
March 3rd 2013


25264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

has a lusophone name, good enough for me

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anarchistfish
March 3rd 2013


25264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

oh wow that song rules



indie pop binge time

anarchistfish
March 4th 2013


25264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is really good

anarchistfish
April 23rd 2013


25264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

debut album's complete, definitely getting on that when it comes out

dylantheairplane
September 16th 2013


2181 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

All the leaked version of her new single (officially comes out tomorrow I think) sound great. Album should be excellent.

anarchistfish
September 16th 2013


25264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

She got arrested





Lol

dylantheairplane
September 16th 2013


2181 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Is anyone really surprised she does ecstasy though? nope

anarchistfish
September 16th 2013


25264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Heroin though. Come on

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
September 27th 2013


22404 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

American singer-songwriter Sky Ferreira abruptly changes direction on her 2nd EP 'Ghost'. As opposed to the electro-pop of debut 'As If!', the 20 year old genre hops disjointedly here. The diversity on offer is both a blessing & a curse, with practically each of the 5 songs dabbling in a different style of pop (folk, electro, acoustic, pop-rock & new-wave). A number of big name writers & producers keep the quality sufficient, but this wildly inconsistent EP sees Ferreira still searching for her true sound. 'Ghost' is a better sign for the future than it is a successful release in isolation. Recommended Tracks: Everything is Embarrassing & Lost in My Bedroom.

oltnabrick
October 29th 2013


35173 Comments


So the new album is good

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Rhyme
February 25th 2014


1404 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

omg everything is embarrassing bangz

p4p
April 26th 2015


1440 Comments


Can't stop listening to everything is embarrassing

LapisLazuli
November 1st 2015


34 Comments


ugh this is so solid minus red lips



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