Watch Sia Live at Camden's Roundhouse
Sia sure is something special. Quirky, fun and delicate, her live performance at Camden's Roundhouse in London back in May is an experience that will have you cheering, singing, laughing and tearing up. She is an artistic chameleon who switches from weirdly funny comedy to a melancholic trance to deliver "Breathe Me" with a poise that is truly riveting. Watch her beautifully filmed performance of "Breathe Me" plus clips of "The Fight," "Cloud," "Soon We'll Be Found" and the exuberant "Clap Your Hands" after the jump.
Watch Sia Perform Madonna's "Oh Father"
Sia's cover of Madonna's "Oh Father" is one of the most surprising and unexpected covers I've heard in a while. Sia's remake of this 1989 Madonna song is included on the Aussie singer's forthcoming new album, "We Are Born." Watch Sia perform the song at a recent gig in San Diego. You get a pretty decent feel of what her new version sounds like. The studio version I heard on an advance copy of "We Are Born" is (obviously) a lot more crisp than this fan recording, but it is equally soulful and original. "We Are Born" will be released in the U.S. on June 8.
Watch Sia "You've Changed"
Sia's new single "You've Changed" is just such a fresh blast of energy. The wonderfully quirky video for the song just hit the mighty internets and packs an equal amount of fun and positivity. The mini stop-motion music flick was directed by award-winning filmmaker Dennis Liu who previously created the viral "Apple Desktop" video that featured The Bird & The Bees' "Again & Again."
"You've Changed" was originally recorded by house DJ Lauren Flax who invited Sia to add her vocals to his track. For her forthcoming new record, "We Are Born," the Aussie singer decided to re-record the song and add her own unique spin to it. Expect "We Are Born" to drop early next year. The LP was produced by The Bird & The Bee's Greg Kurstin who recently received a GRAMMY Producer Of The Year nomination. (Thanks to Dennis for the heads up.)