Sia – Music (Songs From And Inspired By The Motion Picture) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 49:22 minutes | 579 MB | Genre: Soundtrack
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Monkey Puzzle – Atlantic
Music – Songs from and Inspired by the Motion Picture is the ninth studio album by Australian singer-songwriter Sia, released on 12 February 2021 by Monkey Puzzle and Atlantic, in connection with the release of the film Music, which was directed and co-written by Sia.
Sia wrote 10 songs for the soundtrack, some of which are included on the album. The album also includes songs “inspired by” the film, such as “Saved My Life”, co-written by Dua Lipa, which was released on 2 May 2020.
It’s back to business for Sia Furler, whose 2014 surprise smash hit Chandelier is still burning brightly. It featured recently in an advertisement for a French luxury brand featuring Natalie Portman, and is just a few clicks shy of two and a half billion views on YouTube… It was an extraordinary event for an artist who previously had been rather discreet. Having spent some years as a part-time singer of the chic, down-tempo English duo Zero 7, she turning out a string of little-known solo albums, which enjoyed enough success that the celebrity made her want to stop her career for a while. After that, she dedicated herself to writing for others: between 2009 and 2013, Sia would thus write or co-write dozens of songs for Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Kylie Minogue, Flo Rida and Rihanna…
But since 2014 and Chandelier, membership of the exclusive club of big-selling pop stars was awarded to this odd starlet whose haircut hides most of her face, and whose alter ego, young Maddie Ziegler, omnipresent in her videos, has become her visual avatar (and much more popular than she is online). After Chandelier, the Australian has not been resting on her laurels. She has made a series of collaborations, releases and voice appearances in several animated films (My Little Pony, Peter Rabbit, Charming, etc.), and also two albums, This Is Acting (2016) and a Christmas record, Everyday Is Christmas (2017), always accompanied by Maddie Ziegler, whose evolution audiences have followed from teen to young woman. And here is Sia Furler’s most ambitious project: Music. This record – which she considers an album in its own right – is also the soundtrack of her first film of the same title. Music is therefore a dozen new ditties, all in the same electronic pop style, with hybrid music that mixes inspirations and trends alike, in the manner of a musical mood board. The film, whose theme is autism, is also the culmination of the collaboration between Sia and her muse Maddie Ziegler. The latter plays the main character, Music Gamble, alongside Kate Hudson (Zu Gamble) and Leslie Odom Jr (Ebo Odom).
To concoct her new songs, Furler has found some faithful partners, such as David Guetta with whom she has collaborated many times and who accompanies her here on the single Floating Through Space, which is effective if not unforgettable. The more spontaneous Hey Boy uses colourful vocals by Nigerian Burna Boy. On the song Oblivion, Sia is joined by her friend, the talented Londoner Timothy McKenzie aka Labrinth. The singer Pink is also present on Courage to Change, a kind of return match which revisits a song by Pink entitled Courage (on her 2019 album Hurts 2b Human), which Sia had also co-written. Another guest, the very popular Dua Lipa, joined Sia and Greg Kurstin on a pop ballad, Saved My Life, a song that does not feature in the film, but is one of two compositions inspired by it. In short, a panorama of popular music today. – Yan Céh
1. Sia – Together
2. Sia – Hey Boy
3. Sia – Saved My Life
4. Sia – Floating Through Space
5. Sia – Eye To Eye
6. Sia – Music
7. Sia – 1+1
8. Sia – Courage to Change
9. Sia – Play Dumb
10. Sia – Beautiful Things Can Happen
11. Sia – Lie To Me
12. Sia – Oblivion (feat. Labrinth)
13. Sia – Miracle
14. Sia – Hey Boy (feat. Burna Boy) (Bonus Track)