Chandelier is still high up on my iPod playlist and for this single from Sia Furler the video was choreographed to absolute perfection:
It’s been parodied thousands of times, even by Sia herself with the second single promotional video from the album 1000 Forms of Fear (2014) featuring Shia LeBouf and during her Grammy performance (the song was nominated for Song of the Year) bizarrely featuring comedienne Kristen Wig (it’s definitely worth a watch).
But where has this mysterious 40-something Australian come from? Don’t say Australia… I say mysterious as she chooses to hide her face when performing live in a gimmick aimed to avoid a life in the limelight. If that was the case, my advice would be not to perform live at the Grammy Awards.
Anyway, back to point – what’s her history?
Collaborations with Zero 7
Sia has always flown solo but she’s an honorary member of Zero 7, lending her vocal talents and touring with them for each of their albums since 2001
There’s a wealth of material from this collaboration and some really good songs here as her smooth vocal style swoops and dips over the liquid sounds of the electronica duo. You may also recognise her from the huge David Guetta hit Titanium (2011)
Sia also has a reputation for penning songs for the worlds biggest pop stars, including Beyoncé, Kylie Minogue, Jessie J, Ne-Yo, Britney Spears and Rita Ora. And I’m sure you’ll be familiar with this hit for Rihanna:
Sia’s future will no doubt be focused on her solo career, her songwriting credentials however have opened the door to Hollywood with writing credits on the remake of Annie soundtrack, which in turn was Oscar nominated – and I expect they’ll be many more awards to follow no matter what path she chooses next.