Two days after debuting on VEVO, electro-indie-grunge-pop goddess Sky Ferreira's music video for "I Blame Myself" was finally made available on YouTube today. It is the second single from her awesome debut album, Night Time, My Time. Everyone should be checking it out, I love that album more than I can ever describe. Many of the songs are very relatable to me—they're so empowering and vulnerable at the same time.
The video was shot in Compton, California, and was inspired by early-'90s gangsta rap videos and Michael Jackson. Sky is seen rocking a grungy, punky look like a total badass with that bold red lipstick and cat-eye makeup. Although, as I've said before, I really do miss her long, luscious platinum blonde locks.
Now here's the fun part: The video, which premiered through Montreal-based online clothing retailer SSENSE, is sort of a "shoppable" music video, meaning you can shop the pieces Sky wears in the video from the SSENSE website! How fucking cool is that? Granted, I can't afford most of those pieces (at least not for now), but it's still a rad idea, especially for fashion aficionados like moi.
It's really sad, though, that some self-righteous whiners have accused the video of being racist and Sky of using black backup dancers as "props." Sigh. Honestly, fuck that noise. As Sky sings in her song, "You think you know me so well." Obviously they don't.
Anyway... Sky, if you're reading this (of course she is), I urge you to release a video for "24 Hours"! That song is way too fucking good to fly under the radar! I have some really good ideas, so if you want, I can totes write the treatment. Think about it, sis.