Sia is returning the favor.
If you can make it through the first verse, during which you’ll find yourself thinking things such as “What in the world is she saying?” or “Was she drunk when she recorded this?” to “OMG Sia’s having a stroke!” you’ll find an immense chorus, with some massive belting which Sia quickly flips into an awesome falsetto that’ll give you chills. It’s all so instant and is an admirable bid for Sia to finally become a household name, rather than that chick with the bangs that wrote the best songs on Christina Aguilera’s Bionic*.
The only other issue with “Chandelier” is there lacks a proper bridge, which is becoming all too common in modern pop music, and a respected, talented writer like Sia should be ashamed at the laziness of it all. Take us there Sia!
In the end, Sia has given us a party song that doesn’t feel like a party song. So to that I say: “Party on, Sia!”
Listen to “Chandelier” above.