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Sky Ferreira aims high with debut album

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 01:46

Sky Ferreira explains how her friendships with Miley Cyrus and Michael Jackson, as well as her admiration for David Bowie influenced her ''honest'' debut album. Rollo Ross reports.

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At the age of 21, Sky Ferreira seems to be taking the showbiz world by storm. She's already enjoyed a successful modelling career, has acted in films, and is now finally releasing her debut album 'Night Time, My Time' which has been five years in the making. From an early age, she was given solid advice by none other than music megastar Michael Jackson, whose personal hairdresser was Sky's grandmother. SOUNDBITE singer songwriter Sky Ferreira, saying (English) "He told me to get classically trained, he told me to join a gospel choir and those are the two things I did and those are two things that really helped me." Ferreira is no stranger to controversy. She was arrested with her boyfriend for possession of heroin and ecstasy last year and on her album cover, she appears topless. SOUNDBITE singer songwriter Sky Ferreira, saying (English) "I just don't think much about nudity at all, like I don't look at it as a bad thing or anything being topless or something. And also like the message of the album artwork isn't about sex or anything like that. It's just like, I feel like my face says a lot more than my chest does so." And if her attitude appears similar to a certain other female artist, that's because Sky and Miley Cyrus have become good friends, and Sky is the opening act on Miley's current Bangerz tour. SOUNDBITE singer songwriter Sky Ferreira, saying (English) "We kind of like hit it off instantly, it was just like one of those things and like I understand where she's coming from, she understands where I'm coming from, and it's not competitive or weird or anything. And it's just kind of like basically we just joke about it sort of, like what people think, you know because in our minds it's not that way." With her celebrity connections and headline grabbing behaviour, it looks like the sky's the limit for Miss Ferreira.

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Sky Ferreira aims high with debut album

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 01:46