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Anticipation Builds for Release of New Sia album "This Is Acting"

Posted by Billyjam, January 28, 2016 11:45am | Post a Comment
 

In the lead up to tomorrow's anticipated new Sia album, This Is Acting (Monkey Puzzle/RCA), avid fans of the enigmatic Australian singer-songwriter born Sia Furler have been anxiously following any activity by the artist and seeking further preview tastes of tomorrow's release that can be pre-ordered here now. 

Sia fans are already familiar with half of This Is Acting's dozen tracks. "Alive," "Cheap Thrills," "Unstoppable," "Bird Set Free," "One Million Bullets," and “Reaper" have all been pre-released in some format already. Then yesterday, January 27th, the artist shared the new album track "Broken Glass" on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show. She then stopped by the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night where, for the first ever public performance of the song,  she delivered a rousing rendition of the This Is Acting album track "Cheap Thrills." See video clip below of that performance from last night. Also below is the clip Sia recorded earlier at the Tonight Show studios. It's the (already viral) video of "Iko Iko" being performed along with the talk show host, house band The Roots, and Natalie Portman who are  all decked out in matching trademark Sia wigs.

This Is Acting is Sia's seventh studio album and follow-up to 2014's 1000 Forms Of Fear (also avail in LP format). The 2016 Sia album is comprised songs that the artist, who has written a string of pop hits for others, had originally written with other acts in mind but were rejected. Included is the new album's lead uplifting, mega-hit single "Alive," which, along with Tobias Jesso Jr and input from Adele, was originally intended for the "Rolling In The Deep" singer's third album. Adele decided to pass on the song.  Meanwhile both “Cheap Thrills," co-written with Greg Kurstin, and "Reaper," co-written with Kanye West, were each initially intended for Rihanna who similarly passed on the Sia-penned tracks. The new album arrives to Amoeba tomorrow but you can pre-order Sia's This Is Acting here now.


Sia - Cheap Thrills (Live 2016)

 



Jimmy Fallon, Sia, Natalie Portman & The Roots Sing "Iko Iko"




Sia " Broken Glass" (2016)

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