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Everything Is Embarrassing EP
Sky Ferreira
Writer(s) Sky Ferreira
Ariel Rechtshaid
Dev Hynes
Producer(s) Ariel Rechtshaid
Dev Hynes
Length 4:09
Ghost track listing
Night Time, My Time B-Sides: Part 1 track listing
Everything Is
Embarrassing
(Unknown Mortal
Orchestra Remix)

"Everything Is Embarrassing" is a song written by Sky Ferreira, Dev Hynes, and Ariel Rechtshaid for Ferreira's second EP, Ghost. The song was registered to BMI on February 5, 2013.

Background and releaseEdit

"Everything Is Embarrassing" is an alternative pop and dance-pop song. Dev Hynes, a friend of Ferreira, had sent her a demo of the song, which was inspired by a failed relationship; Ferreira then modified the original lyrics along with Rechtshaid.

The song was uploaded onto Ferreira's SoundCloud page on August 30, 2012. The song officially debuted on Pitchfork Media the day after. A digital single was released on April 14, 2013. The release was Ferreira's first single in the UK in nearly 3 years. The digital single includes two remixes of "Everything Is Embarrassing" alongside the album version. During her debut television performance, Ferreira sang the song on the Monday, January 7, 2013 episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Critical receptionEdit

"Everything Is Embarrassing" was named 'Best New Track' by Pitchfork the day following its premiere. In his review of Ghost, Jon Caramanica, of The New York Times, called the song "counterintuitive and brilliant" and "one of the year's unlikely pop gems". In an otherwise middling review of Ghost, Embling of Tiny Mix Tapes described the song as "so perfect, so potent that for once, you don't fear overexposure", further stating that it "transcends the present moment, not in a 'post-internet' sense, but in the way that it will soundtrack, for many people, memories of 2012".
Several publications and music blogs listed the song among the best of 2012, including Pitchfork, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Spin, The Examiner, FACT, Bangkok Post, and New York, the latter of which named it the best song of the year. It was placed at number fifteen in the 2012 Pazz & Jop critics' poll.

ReleaseEdit

Promotional singleEdit

Everything Is Embarrassing - Single Label: Capitol Records
Format: Cardboard sleeve
Released: April 28, 2013
# Name Time
1. "Everything Is Embarrassing" (Radio Edit) 3:40
2. "Everything Is Embarrassing" (Album Version) 4:08
3. "Everything Is Embarrassing" (Instrumental) 4:07
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Digital singleEdit

Everything Is Embarrassing EP Label: Capitol Records, Polydor
Format: Digital download
Released: April 28, 2013
# Name Time
1. "Everything Is Embarrassing"   4:09
2. "Everything Is Embarrassing" (MK Remix) 5:56
3. "Everything Is Embarrassing" (Unicorn Kid Remix) 3:32
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Twin Shadow Remix — SingleEdit

Everything Is Embarrassing (Twin Shadow Remix) Label: Capitol Records
Format: Digital download
Released: February 5, 2013
# Name Time
1. "Everything Is Embarrassing" (Twin Shadow Remix) 4:53
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Official remixesEdit

  • Krystal Klear Remix — 6:13
  • MK Remix — 5:56
  • Twin Shadow Remix — 4:53
  • Unicorn Kid Remix — 3:32
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra Remix — 6:54

LyricsEdit

[Intro]:
(I know you're trying)

[Verse 1]:
Everything and nothing always haunts me,
I know you're trying, I know you're trying.
Waiting for the moment to fall on me,
I saw you trying, I saw you trying.

[Chorus]:
Maybe if you let me be your lover,
Maybe if you try then I would not bother.
Telling me that basically you're not looking out for me,
Everything is true to me, never words where you would see.
Maybe if you let me be your lover,
Maybe if you try then I would not bother.

(I know you're trying)
(I know you're trying)

[Verse 2]:
Hurts so bad, I don't know what you want from me,
You know I'm trying, You know I'm trying.
And now we're hanging on by a heartbeat,
You know I'm trying, I was always trying.

[Chorus]:
Maybe if you let me be your lover,
Maybe if you try then I would not bother.
Telling me that basically you're not looking out for me,
Everything is true to me, never words where you would see.
Maybe if you let me be your lover,
Maybe if you try then I would not bother.
I've been laying everything, everything that could have been,
Could have been my anything, now everything's embarrassing.

[Bridge]:
Acting like is nothing such a bore,
I saw the truth and I just can't ignore.
You trying to hold the heart that can't be stored.

Say, I try to give my best before.
You wouldn't have the chance to give me more,
You only wanted closer to the door.

[Chorus]:
Maybe if you let me be your lover,
Maybe if you try then I would not bother.
Telling me that basically you're not looking out for me,
Everything is true to me, never words where you would see.
Maybe if you let me be your lover,
Maybe if you try then I would not bother.
I've been laying everything, everything that could have been,
Could have been my anything, now everything's embarrassing.

[Outro]:
Maybe if you let me be your lover,
Maybe if you try then I would not bother.
Telling me that basically you're not looking out for me,
Everything is true to me, never words where you would see.
Maybe if you let me be your lover,
Maybe if you try then I would not bother.
I've been laying everything, everything that could have been,
Could have been my anything, now everything's embarrassing.

Music videoEdit

The accompanying video was directed by Grant Singer. Capitol Records requested that the video be shot after the song's online premiere; the video was shot in one day with no budget. It premiered on October 1, 2012 on Pitchfork Media. The video features Ferreira singing in various locations throughout Los Angeles, including the roof of the Capitol Records Building. On September 14th, Ferreira posted a screencap of the video on her Facebook with the following caption: "Everything Is Embarrassing video #ZeroBudgetMiracles".

Sky Ferreira - Everything Is Embarrassing04:14

Sky Ferreira - Everything Is Embarrassing

Official video.

ReferencesEdit

ASCAP Everything Is Embarrassing

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