Featured Artist Of The Week: Sia
I feel like I’ve written a lot about Sia on the blog over the last few years, but she really is one of my favorite artists who is finally getting the attention she deserves. I first became aware of Sia in the early 2000’s, when she was featured on the song “Destiny” by Zero 7. The thing is, I didn’t really know it was her until about 7 or 8 years later when she released her live album Lady Croissant which featured that song alongside another Zero 7 track and live performances from her solo albums up until that point (including “Breathe Me” which has been included in many commercials, as well as featuring prominently in the Six Feet Under series finale).
She recently gained attention in the mainstream for her song “Titanium” which was produced by David Guetta. She’s also written songs for many popular artists (including Rihanna, Madonna, and Beyonce to name a few), and earlier this month she released her fifth studio album, 1000 Forms Of Fear. Lately, Sia has been hiding her face in most of her live television performances, due to a combination of stage fright and a reluctance to be in the public eye. But I’ve seen her in concert three times (so far), and I hope she will someday return to touring and live concert performances, as she really does have one of the best voices out there right now.
The Weekly Dose 07-15-14
This week’s dose includes two songs by Sia: one from the latest CD (“Elastic Heart” – which was also included on last year’s Hunger Games soundtrack), and one of my all-time favorite Sia tracks (and music videos), “The Girl You Lost To Cocaine”.
In addition I’ve assembled another hour’s worth of great music, both new and old, for your listening pleasure….
1. Sia (f/ Diplo) – Elastic Heart
2. Divine Fits – Would That Not Be Nice
3. Oingo Boingo – Stay
4. of Montreal – Old People In The Cemetery
5. Everest – Trees
6. Parquet Courts – What Color Is Blood?
7. Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out Of This Country
8. Depeche Mode – Policy Of Truth
9. Sia – The Girl You Lost To Cocaine
10. Belle & Sebastian – Sukie In The Graveyard
11. Broken Bells – The Ghost Inside
12. Arcade Fire – Rococo
13. Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats
14. Vampire Weekend – White Sky
15. TV On The Radio – Repetition
16. School Of Seven Bells – Windstorm
Please check out the playlist and let me know what you think in the comments, on Twitter, or on our Facebook page. I’d like to know what you liked, what you didn’t, and what songs you’d like to hear in the future!