On Night Time, My Time, Ferreira breaks through these obstacles as though they weren’t even there. This is mostly thanks to main producer Ariel Rechtshaid, who dresses the dark lyrical themes in sparkling flourishes. “Nobody Asked Me (If I Was Okay),” for example, sports a stadium-sized hook but centers on abandonment. Similarly, “I Blame Myself,” the album’s lightest and most overtly pop moment, finds Ferreira breaking the fourth wall and admitting, “I blame myself for my reputation.” Elsewhere, Ferreira displays range; more off-kilter selections like “Omanko” and “Kristine” swap pop hooks for distortion and repetition. Nonetheless, a lo-fi fuzz permeates the album and helps unite the songs.
The album’s first 11 songs are competent enough, but it’s the closing title track that elevates Night Time, My Time to another level. It begins as murkily, with Ferreira digging down to her lowest register. “Will I slow down or go faster and faster?” she asks. In the final minute, sound begins to pour in from all directions, creating a nightmarish drone. All the while, Ferreira repeats “go faster and faster,” charging into the night. It’s a thrilling moment to hear; the sound of an artist triumphing over obstacles and finally getting her time.