Sia is literally The Greatest
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Whatever you are doing, STOP! Sia is back with a brand new single and an amazing video. Check out our review.
After warming our spring and summer with her exquisite jam 'Cheap trills', Sia is ready for a whole new era. Honestly, this came pretty unexpected, but she has been songwriting non-stop and in between all those summer festival gigs, she managed to record a whole album.
'The Greatest' is the leading single from the upcoming album 'We are your children'. It was written by Sia herself and Greg Kurstin (who also produced it) and it comes with a feature from nonetheless Kendrick Lamar. It sounds like it is Cheap Trills’ 'younger sister', it is pop, it is incredibly catchy and addictive, and on top of that it has some islandic vibe in a really subtle way, that makes it perfect for the late summer days.
The lyrics on the other hand are repetitive and easy to remember, but the song brings a much deeper message. Some music critics have picked up a reference with the tragic shooting in Orlando. While the song is uplifting, the lyrics and the video tend to honor all those lost lives, but also make a strong point - to be free and happy that you are alive, and have the opportunity to be the greatest.
Once again the music video star is Maddie Ziegler. Dancing to choreography by Ryan Heffington, the video is pretty similar to 'Chandelier'. Sia and Daniel Askill directed the video, and they managed to send out a powerful message with it. It might be dancing and acting, but in fact is pretty 'disturbing' and serious.
Anyway check it out and let us know what you think. Is this 'the greatest' thing Sia has given us so far?
P.S. Below is an extra treat - live performance of the song on Apple’s Keynote event.