'Downhill Lullaby' is the lead single from Sky Ferreira's sophomore studio album, titled 'Masochism'. It was released as her comeback single after a 6-year long wait on March 27th, 2019.
“Downhill Lullaby” is Sky Ferreira’s haunting comeback single. Sky said the song draws inspiration from a “vision of water in darkness.” The song showcases a string melody throughout, with Sky’s low and biting vocals wrapped around a deep, dark bass line. “Downhill Lullaby” marks the release of Sky’s first original material since her 2013 debut Night Time, My Time. Her last musical release was a 2018 ‘infant demo’ cover of ‘Til Tuesday’s “Voices Carry.” The song was announced via social media six days before its release.
In an interview with Pitchfork, Sky talked about the inspiration for the song and mentioned that it spawned from her fear of lakes: "Lakes kind of terrify me. In a lake, by yourself, you look at the bottom and it’s murky and still and you can’t really see anything or feel anything—and if you do, it’s fucking terrifying. It always feels like something will grab you and pull you under."
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