Genre-bending pop songstress Sky Ferreira’s latest EP Ghost is out tomorrow on Capitol Records, and is streaming now on Soundcloud. The EP is the second official release in two years by the rising 20-year-old L.A. native, and at points utilizes a slightly different sonic palette than her debut EP. Although several songs on Ghost are still solidly rooted in the big-synth, ‘80s pop-influenced sound that continues to dominate today’s charts, Ferreira interweaves several comparably understated, interesting ballads without compromising what is certainly a more distinctive voice. Featuring production by Jon Brion (whose work includes pop stars from Kanye West to Fiona Apple to Best Coast) and Cass McCombs, and songwriting contribution by Garbage front woman Shirley Manson, the 18-minute release is surprisingly fleshed out and diverse. For an artist who has a limited amount of material, and has yet to release a full length (her debut I’m Not Alright is slated to drop later this year), the blending of styles illustrates a concentrated effort on the part of team Ferreira to move beyond her pop contemporaries to a platform of her own.
Stream Ghost in its entirety here.