NEW ALBUM ‘THIS IS ACTING’ RELEASED JANUARY 29, 2016
SIA PREMIERED VIDEO NOV. 5th FOR “ALIVE” ON VEVO
Sia’s official music video for ‘Alive':
Singer/songwriter/producer/massive hitmaker, Sia announced on November 5th that her album ‘THIS IS ACTING’ will be released globally on January 29th 2016 (Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records). Sia revealed cover art and album release date for THIS IS ACTING’ via her new Instagram account earlier this week. In celebration of her album pre-order going live, Sia premiered her video for “Alive” on Vevo. Fans who pre-order THIS IS ACTING will receive “Alive” and new track “Bird Set Free” instantly. Sia recently performed “Alive” and “Bird Set Free” on “Saturday Night Live” on November 7th.
The video for “Alive” stars 9 year old child actress/dancer Mahiro Takano and was filmed in Chiba, Japan. The video was directed by Sia and Daniel Askill, the same creative team behind the videos for “Chandelier,” “Elastic Heart” and “Big Girls Cry.”
In addition to Jessie Shatkin who produced “Alive,” Sia also worked with longtime collaborator/producer Greg Kurstin on ‘THIS IS ACTING’. “Alive,” the album’s first single was written by Sia, Adele and Tobias Jesso Jr. and was produced by Jesse Shatkin, who also co-wrote and co-produced Sia’s massive four-time Grammy nominated “Chandelier.”
PRE-ORDER ‘THIS IS ACTING’ TO RECEIVE “ALIVE” AND
NEW SONG “BIRD SET FREE” TODAY
Sia released her #1 charting, critically-acclaimed, and gold-certified album 1000 FORMS OF FEAR (Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records) last year in July, which features her massive breakthrough singles “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart.” The groundbreaking video for “Chandelier” has enjoyed an unprecedented 960 million views and its follow-up video “Elastic Heart” with over 433 million views.
An astonishingly creative and uncompromising performer, Sia is also a highly prolific hit maker and songwriter, having penned several hit singles over the last few years for others. She has crafted songs for pop icons including Rihanna (“Diamonds”), Katy Perry (“Double Rainbow”), Britney Spears (“Perfume”), Kelly Clarkson (“Invincible”), Carly Rae Jepsen (“Making the Most of the Night”), Beyoncé (“Pretty Hurts”) and Celine Dion (“Love Me Back To Life”), and many more. Sia has also been the featured vocalist on some of the most massive hits she has written for others including “Titanium” with David Guetta, “Beautiful Pain” with Eminem, and “Wild Ones” with Flo Rida. Additionally, Sia was nominated for a Golden Globe last year for the song “Opportunity” from the 2014 adaptation of the Broadway musical “Annie.”