Sky Ferreira - who today unveiled the video for her first big tune '17' — is kind of a big deal.
If you are still reading this article after what might well be the most toe-curlingly trite final six words of an opening sentence in the history of opening sentences written on Tuesdays you will perhaps be interested to know 'the salient points' re Sky which are:
» She is seventeen years of age and is therefore 'a child of the MiniDisc generation', that lost generation sandwiched between CD and download and with all the frustration and anomie that scenario implies.
» She's been doing stuff with people like Dallas Austin (amazing), Paul Epworth (amazing) and Bloodshy & Avant (amazing when it suits them).
» If you go to her MySpace you will hear various songs, some of which are better than '17' but probably less useful in 'impact song' terms, including a cover of one of the 500 greatest songs of all time (ie 'Stand Back' by Stevie Nicks).
» If you go to her Twitter you will experience a slew of 'bon mots' including "I love the 'she can't sing' comments. Does this song sound like its supposed to be sung like a Mariah Carey riff or the Star Spangled Banner?".
» She is to Avril Lavigne what Ke$ha is to Lady Gaga, and while we're not exactly sure what that means we do know that we mean it in a positive way.
» The video for '17' looks like this. WARNING: Contains inoffensive simulated sex scenarios.
We give it 13/17.