WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014 |
Posted by: Peter Dolan
Australian singer-songwriter Sia is only about half as famous as she ought to be. Considerable talent and extensive career aside, she's amassed a considerable number of pop hits, though you'd never know it — because they were written for and performed by other female vocalists (Beyonce and Britney, to name just two.) Following the success of 2010's We Are Born, the artist took a hiatus from the spotlight, but has recently returned with a new album 1000 Forms of Fear, due out July 8. In anticipation, she's released a slew of singles — "Chandelier," "Eye of the Needle," and "Elastic Heart" — and today added a fourth to that list, "Big Girls Cry." The song, which features Sia's indelible vocals belting out melancholy over instrumentals that toe the line between hip-hop and orchestral, reminded us of Rihanna — before we remembered that Rihanna's songs are Sia's work.
Catch the single below. 1000 Forms of Fear is available for pre-order now on iTunes.