Sky Ferreira has shared her first new solo single since 2013, “Downhill Lullaby.” The nearly six-minute track begins dark and spare before building to a noisy, orchestral conclusion. Ferreira’s voice, usually so big and forward in the mix, hangs back here, eventually blending into a cacophony of strings while crooning about her subject “going downhill soon.”
“Downhill Lullaby” is the first single from Ferreira’s forthcoming album Masochism, due out on Capitol Records later this year. The track was produced by Ferreira and Dean Hurley, with co-production from Jorge Elbrecht. Ferreira arranged and recorded the new album in Los Angeles, Calif., and Copenhagen, Denmark.
Masochism will be Ferreira’s first full-length solo record since 2013’s Night Time, My Time. Since then, she has appeared on albums by the likes of Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Iceage, New York pop artist Ssion and Korean rapper G-Dragon. She also contributed the song “Easy” to the soundtrack for Edgar Wright’s 2017 hit film Baby Driver, which she also acted in.
Listen to “Downhill Lullaby” below.