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Sunday, 6 July 2014


So at the moment i'm obsessing over Sia, specifically her new song 'Chandelier' and the video. Check this out:

Just wow.

I've stumbled accross Sia before without even really realising it. A few years ago she released a song called 'Breath Me' which was on repeat on my ipod for months. 

And now she's back with her new album, '1000 Forms of Fear', which was released only 2 days ago. 

For me, the video is just beautiful. In a rare interview that Sia gave to Dazed, she said that her "fantasy basically at the beginning of this process was to marry reality television with Nordic arthouse cinema". The reality television aspect comes from the dancer in the video, 11-year old Maddie Ziegler, who is also featured on the reality TV show 'Dance Moms'. And whilst the piece can definitely be described as artistic work, it is clearly not aimed at a niche market, considering the video already has over 51 mission views on Youtube alone.

"I said I wanted her to be like on the verge of a nervous breakdown. I thought it would be really fucking cool to have this little child imparting this adult experience".

Interestingly, Sia plans to continue dressing people in blonde bobs (her trademark look) to create her visual art for the new album, as she says that she doesn't want to be famous. 

Whether she wants to be famous or not, with the combination of her beautiful voice, gift for songwriting and the creativity she has shown when directing, I don't think that she's going to be an unknown face for long!

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