We spoke a little too soon when claiming the 15 songs of fall 2015 yesterday, because Sia just gave us a new one: “Alive” is the new single off her new album “This is Acting,” and it is the kind of song you’ll listen to for days on end on repeat. It was initially intended for Adele (Sia wrote it with Adele and Tobias Jesso). Adele passed at the last minute, but it’s still about Adele even if its now Sia’s lead single. And frankly, Adele could have release this is as a single no problem so it makes us think if she passed on this, whatever is on her album is incredible.
“It’s about [Adele’s] life, so I now sing a song from [Adele’s] perspective,” said Sia.
This is the cool thing about Sia’s new album: All the songs were written for other artists.
“I’m calling it This Is Acting because they are songs I was writing for other people, so I didn’t go into thinking, “This is something I would say,” explained Sia. “It’s more like play-acting. It’s fun.’
Listen to “Alive” (probably over and over) below.