Words by Mary-Bradley Flynn
Sia’s new album 1000 Forms of Fear starts out with an impeccable party anthem by the name of “Chandelier.” “Chandelier” is an obvious tune to put on any playlist for a night when you’re trying to have a good time. The cool thing about it is that it’s got a much deeper meaning than just drinking and having fun if you analyze the lyrics.
Next is “Big Girls Cry,” which is incredible. Sia is different from artist Fergie who had the popular song “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” Sia’s “Big Girls Cry” is a brutally honest look at the female psyche, and it’s absolutely beautiful. Following these two power anthems are several more powerful songs that showcase just how talented Sia is. In “Eye of the Needle,” the spectrum of her range is absolutely incredible. It’s a love song and it’s a must listen.
The rest of the songs on the album are fantastic, but I have to say, the first two are the really great songs to hear. They’re both so fantastic in different ways. Sia has spent most of her career thus far being featured in popular songs, but now that “Chandelier” is becoming a hit on Top 40 radio, I only hope to hear more of Sia’s astonishing voice and meaningful lyrics.
Listen to this: “Chandelier”, “Big Girls Cry”