Things have been disappointingly quiet on the Sky Ferreira music front, but it looks like that’s (finally!) about to change. The 24-year-old singer has unveiled the first “visual introduction” for her upcoming second album, Masochism, and it arrives via Playboy magazine. Yes, really.
Ferreira appears on two different covers of the mag’s October “Renegades” issue, which highlights men and women who “broke the rules and changed everything.” No stranger to executing fearless artistic decisions, Ferreira took the “cover girl” role one step further by assuming total creative control — and making history in the process.
“I am the first bunny ever to be a creative collaborator & creative/art direct. I produced & directed all of the content. It is the first introduction to #Masochism (visually),” she wrote on Instagram, adding that her body isn’t edited or retouched in the photos.
Ferreira followed up by posting a collage of the issue’s retro, grainy covers, which were shot by her friend, photographer Sandy Kim. She wrote in the post’s caption, “As a girl without an agency or manager @playboy has treated with the most respect. Not only am I the first creative collaborator ever buuuuut this is also the first double cover within the last 60 years. We just made history 🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰.”
Unfortunately, Ferreira’s accompanying interview (done by acting legend Bruce Dern, for whatever reason) doesn’t offer much in the way of new album details. She does, however, admit she still has plenty left to prove.
“I’m the type of person you either love or you hate, because people don’t know what box to put me in,” she said. “I don’t like feeling I have something to prove, but I do feel that way.”
Can’t wait to see (and hear) more from her soon.