Who wants to hear about my newest obsession? 🙂
Singer and songwriter Sia Furler has chosen to perform without showing her face to the public to avoid all the paparazzi hassles that celebrities go through. Gotta be honest, when I first heard about this, I was kinda confused, wasn’t sure how this could work. But, once I saw her perform and talk on Ellen, I was seriously in awe. Her voice is amazing! Not only that, the performance was also breathtaking. Sia teamed up with Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler… the face to her voice, really. Maddie performs in the music videos, while we hear Sia’s captivating voice. I have watched the video for Chandelier so many times now that I almost know the lyrics off by heart. I seriously cannot get over how amazing it all is. Watching Maddie in the video is enough to blow my mind, let alone adding Sia’s brilliant lyrics into the mix. With Maddie’s dancing, it’s like I can see the lyrics unfold and tell me a story. Sia shares her struggles with binge drinking and being a ‘party girl’. It’s so great, it almost makes me feel like I’m experiencing all of it first hand.
I also watched an interview with Sia where she talked about fame not being the right thing for her and about her challenges with depression and addiction. She now writes songs and sells them to people like Beyonce and Britney Spears. Crazy… so many songs I’ve enjoyed over the years were actually her creations! She was saying how everyone “goes home happy”, just how she likes it at “Chez Sia’s”. Very cute! Everything about her is really very inspirational.
You can read more about Sia and Maddie here.