Breaking Down Sky Ferreira’s Rustic Road Trip ‘Sad Dream’ Fashion

A scene from Sky Ferreira’s “Sad Dream” video
Photo: Courtesy of Capitol Records

Here’s the thing about Sky Ferreira: you never really know what you’re going to get with her music videos. Just this summer she’s already debuted the Terry Richardson-directed “Red Lips,” which quite literally gets under your skin with sultry dance moves, a spider cameo, and lots of red lipstick. Then a couple of weeks ago she channelled fellow blonde bombshells like Madonna and Blondie in the black-and-white clip for “Everything Is Embarrassing.” Now Sky’s thrown us another curveball with a very different-sounding song…an equally varied music video style to match. In the broody, cinematic “Sad Dream,” the new single off her Ghost EP, the singer hits the wide open roads for a Western adventure.

A scene from Sky Ferreira’s “Sad Dream” video
Photo: Courtesy of Capitol Records

With a sprawling landscape, a free-spirited feel, and a message that treads that blurry line between loneliness and independence, we admit we DID get some Lana Del Rey “Ride” vibes from video initially. But chalk it up to the stripped-down, country-inflected sound of the song or Sky’s signature edgy schoolgirl look, it’s obvious that this video can most definitely stand on its own. Whereas Sky memorably wore just one outfit in “Everything Is Embarrassing” (a Uniqlo top and jersey miniskirt, if you remember!), she changes multiple times in her new vid. Along with road trip essentials like denim jackets and ditsy florals, she ALSO wears a black minidress, the only real connector between this vid and her last.

A scene from Sky Ferreira’s “Sad Dream” video
Photo: Courtesy of Capitol Records

The clip was directed by Grant Singer, who also shot “Everything Is Embarrassing” and Sky’s new movie (!!!) called IRL. So it’s only fitting then, that the music video have a clear cinematic feel. Think dusty country roads, pickup trucks…and gun lessons. We’re loving her ’90s-esque blue floral dress, which could potentially look like it’s from Urban Outfitters, but we’re betting Sky picked it up on one of her L.A. thrifting runs. Either way, we’re into it.

A scene from Sky Ferreira’s “Sad Dream” video
Photo: Courtesy of Capitol Records

Whereas other road trip-inspired music videos can be a littttle bit over the top (who REALLY wears cowboy boots and a gallon hat together, anyway?), we’re glad that Sky kept things, well, wearable. So regardless of whether we’re planning to escape anytime soon, that’s not stopping us from taking some serious style cues from this music star to watch.

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