“This Is Acting” is the seventh studio album by Australian hitmaker Sia. It was released on digital retailers on January 29, 2016 via RCA Records.
This album arrives after the global impact achieved with her album “1000 Forms of Fear” (2014), project highly acclaimed by critics and public, if only she duly promoted one and hit single “Chandelier“, and the second promotional track “Elastic Heart”.
The album’s title was revealed during an intervie with NME, She said:
I’m super productive. I have a full album ready to go and it’s much more pop. I’m calling it ‘This Is Acting’ because they are songs I was writing for other people, so I didn’t go in thinking ‘this is something I would say’. It’s more like play-acting. It’s fun
The first official single is called “Alive” was released on September 25th. According Beats 1, Sia has been working in the studio with FKA twigs. The singer has confirmed during an interview with KIIS FM and On Air with Ryan Seacrest that she has rejected songs from a lot of big international acts.
The Adele-rejected track called “Bird Set Free“ was released along the pre-order on November 4th. “One Million Bullets” was released as countdown single on November 27th.
During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Sia confirmed two new album tracks called “Reaper“, written with Kanye for Rihanna; and “Cheap Thrills“, written with Greg Kurstin for Rihanna, which was released as instant grat on December 18th.
“Reaper“ was released as countdown single along the pre-order on January 7th. “Unstoppable” was released as instant grat on January 21st.
“Sweet Design” samples elements of “Thong Song” (1999) performed by Sisqó, written by Mark “Sisqó” Andrews, Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson, Desmond Child and Robi Rosa.
Unfortunately the full album surfaced online on Monday January 25th.
Bird Set Free | Sia Furler & Greg Kurstin
Alive | Sia Furler, Adele Adkins & Tobias Jesso Jr.
One Million Bullets | Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin
Move Your Body | Sia Furler & Greg Kurstin
Unstoppable | Sia Furler & Christopher Braide
Cheap Thrills | Sia Furler & Greg Kurstin
Reaper | Sia Furler, Kanye West, Dom $olo, Charles Misodi Njapa & Noah Goldstein
House On Fire | Sia Furler & Jack Antonoff
Footprints | Sia Furler, Nikhil Seetharam, Josh Valle & Tyler Williams
Sweet Design | Sia Furler & Greg Kurstin
Broken Glass | Sia Furler, Jasper Leak & Jesse Shatkin
Space Between | Sia Furler & Christopher Braide
First Fighting a Sandstorm | Sia Furler & Greg Kurstin
Summer Rain | Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin
Other Confirmed/Registered/Recorded tracks:
Black & Blue LEAKED
Beautiful People (feat. Wiz Khalifa) | Sia Furler, Cameron Thomaz, Mikkel S. Eriksen & Tor E. Hermansen LEAKED
Blinded By Love | Sia Furler LEAKED
Bring the Party | Sia Furler & Christopher Braide
Confetti | Sia Furler & Christopher Braide
Don’t Look at Me | Sia Furler, Christopher Braide & Cheyenne Jackson
Flowers | Sia Furler
Freeze You Out | Sia Furler LEAKED
If You Go Down | Sia Furler & Christopher Braide
Joy I Call Life | Sia Furler LEAKED
Life Jacked LEAKED
Light Headed | Sia Furler LEAKED
Making the Most of the Night | Carly Rae Jepsen, Sia Furler, Samuel Dixon, Emre Ramazanoglu & The Trinity LEAKED
Magical | Sia Furler & Christopher Braide
My Arena | Sia Furler LEAKED
Perfect | Sia Furler
Read Handed | Sia Furler LEAKED
Rude | Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin
Tide | Sia Furler & Francis “Eg” White
Wihout a Fight | Sia Furler & Samuel Dixon
Coachella (17 April 2016)