Australian singer-songwriter Sia premiered the music video for her latest single "Chandelier" on Tuesday (May 6). In lieu of featuring herself, Sia casts "Dance Moms" star Maddie Ziegler as a dancer in the moving clip.
"Chandelier" is the lead single from Sia's upcoming album "1000 Forms of Fear" on RCA Records. She premiered the brooding party anthem last month. "I'm gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier," Sia sings with an unrestrained rawness. The track is full of telling lyricism and out-of-this-world vocals.
Despite penning hit songs for artists like Rihanna, David Guetta and Flo Rida, Sia is known for being a reclusive singer-songwriter. She co-directed the "Chandelier" music video with the group Askill Projects. Instead of starring in the clip, Sia picked Ziegler to deliver a powerful dance routine to the track. Donning a blonde Sia-inspired bob, the 11-year-old "Dance Moms" star goes to infinity and beyond in executing mind-blowing moves. She works her way through an empty and dreary apartment, giving life to Sia's dark lyricism with each step. The struggle and emotion behind Sia's "Chandelier" is beautifully captured in Ziegler's dance interpretation.
Sia's single "Chandelier" is now available on iTunes. Her forthcoming album "1000 Forms of Fear" will reportedly be released this June. It will be her first major release since dropping the album "We Are Born" back in 2010. Aside from working on her own material, Sia is still writing songs from other artists. Most recently she penned some tunes for Lea Michele and executive produced Kylie Minogue's latest album "Kiss Me Once."
Ziegler is currently starring on the hit television series "Dance Moms," which is in its fourth season on Lifetime. Aside from bringing down the house in Sia's "Chandelier" music video, she has also danced in the clips "It's Like Summer" by Lux and "Cry" by Alex Calise.