I Blame Myself  Sky Ferreira

Sky Ferreira's Top Ten Tracks

“I love Can. A lot of my records are influenced by Krautrock, which a lot of people don’t realize,” So says Sky Ferreira when we ask what she listens to when she’s not making music. Surprised? We were too. So we asked her to compile ten songs that have had an impact on her in some way. The final tally includes the Cat Power and Fleetwood Mac that we might have seen coming, but also the unexpected: artists like Can, Townes Van Zandt, Ennio Morricone, and Wasted Penguinz.

“Chan Marshall is kind of like...my spiritual advisor or something,” Sky Ferreira continues, “I always cover ‘Nude as the News’ with my boyfriend. I love Cat Power.” That much is clear – Sky’s throaty alt-pop vocals have a clear connection with Power’s. But Sky is an artist who refuses to be pinned down. Her inspirations transcend genres, and she counts Debbie Harry, Alice Cooper, Prince, Elliott Smith, and Brian Eno among her favorite influences. “I fanned out on Stevie Nicks once,” Sky laughs, “It was pretty embarrassing.”

Cat Power - Nude as the News

Townes van Zandt Kathleen

Ennio Morricone - Sister Sara's Theme

Fleetwood Mac - Beautiful Child

Ric Cartey - Young Love

Townes Van Zandt - Our Mother the Mountain

Can Outside - My Door

Alizée - Moi... Lolita

Wasted Penguinz Anxiety

Francoise Hardy - Le temps de l'amour


On set with Sky Ferreira

Get it Together!

A Wendy comic by Walter Scott

 If you don’t know Wendy, the heroine of Walter Scott’s comic of the same name, chances are you know someone like her. And it's probably yourself. A twenty-something girl whose dreams of contemporary art stardom are constantly being derailed by parties, punk rock, fashion, and boys, Wendy is compulsively relatable: an avatar of young, urban existential crisis decked out in a tube top and fashion-forward running shoes. In an exclusive comic commissioned by SSENSE, she balances work, play, and possible incarceration.