So, okay, maybe it took a few years to get Sky Ferreira on TV, but last night the much-buzzed-about pop chanteuse finally made her broadcast debut on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform her breakout single “Everything Is Embarrassing”. Backed by The Roots, Ferreira’s vocals were appealingly dusky, the instrumentation shimmery and percussive.
As usual, she radiated intensity — live and imbued with Ferreira’s energy, the song’s frustrated apathy takes on a sinister dimension — and the spare, elegant production values smartly kept the emphasis where it belonged, squarely on Ferreira. Sky or Die, forever and always. Watch up top.