Sia’s phenomenal seventh album ‘This Is Acting’ was released in January, championed by the singles ‘Cheap Thrills’ and ‘The Greatest’. Though it was made up of songs that the Australian songbird wrote for other artists that they rejected, the album went on to top the Billboard Hot 100, making it one of her best-selling records in the US. She has since kept us busy with videos from the album’s singles, the latest of which was this liberating one for ‘The Greatest‘. But just yesterday (October 21) Sia blessed us with brand new music as she released the deluxe version of This Is Acting. In addition to the original album’s 12 tracks, it featured a version of Cheap Thrills on which dancehall star Sean Paul was featured and a version of ‘The Greatest’ that had a guest verse from Kendrick Lamar. There was also a remix of ‘Move Your Body’ by Norwegian DJ-producer Alan Walker. On top of these remakes there were three original tracks in the deluxe This Is Acting; ‘Midnight Decisions’, ‘Jesus Wept’ and ‘Confetti’.
The latter song has been released as a single with an audio video of its own. Don’t be fooled by the title, the message of the tune is far from celebratory; it’s about heartbreak. Sia tells the story of a romance that started with passion, leading into marriage. But someway in the wife began discovering signs of betrayal: “I found lipstick on your collar, it wasn’t my color”. The pain in the singer’s voice is reminiscent of that you hear in Jazmine Sullivan songs.
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