December 20, 2013 16:10
Sky Ferreira: 'I feel like I'm doing a bad job at being a feminist if I'm not making someone angry'
The singer discusses the topless artwork to her debut album 'Night Time, My Time'
In an interview in this week's NME, which is on newsstands or available digitally now, the singer discusses the artwork to her debut album 'Night Time, My Time', which features a photograph of her naked in the shower.
The image was shot by Gasper Noè, who has previously directed films such as Enter the Void and Irréversible and recently worked on the video for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' 'We No Who U R'.
"You're supposed to sell your body in a way that's like… it's OK to be sexy when it benefits everyone else," she says, responding to some of the criticism about the cover art. "Most of the people who had a problem with it were men. At this point, I feel like I'm doing a bad job of being a feminist if I'm not making someone angry."
"But I'm making art and doing things that are true to my work," she continues. "I'm not trying to sell my body. But it's my body to sell if I did want to! This kind of cover isn't even what sells – what sells is your face, shot by a fashion photographer, but I didn't want to do something like that. I do that all the time."
'Night Time, My Time' was released on October 29.
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