SONG OF THE DAY: Sky Ferreira – “Red Lips”
Taking a page from Shirley Manson is never a bad thing, and singing something written by her is certainly a significant experience. “Red Lips” is Ferreira’s nod towards moving her music from electropop into more of a “Blondie” type direction, although she still sounds pretty electropop to me. And the video is a defining moment as well, the incredibly thin Sky rubbing some seriously red lipstick all over her face while a tarantula takes the measurements of her body. The imagery is stark and alarming, serving as a message that this pop starlet isn’t going to be what you think she’ll be. Hang on because her upcoming debut album, currently titled I’m Not Alright, just might make a pretty big splash.
Image courtesy of Capitol/EMI.