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Sia releases single originally written for Adele

By | Published on Friday 25 September 2015


Sia has released a new single, ‘Alive’, a song originally written for Adele. It is taken from her upcoming new album, ‘This Is Acting’, which is made up entirely of songs initially intended to be performed by other artists.

“It’s about Adele’s life, so I now sing a song from Adele’s perspective”, says Sia of the track. “This is the first song from this new project. I’m calling it ‘This Is Acting’ because they are songs I was writing for other people, so I didn’t go into it thinking, ‘This is something I would say’. It’s more like play-acting. It’s fun”.

Adele, as previously mentioned, is rumoured to be releasing her new album in November. Like Sia, Damon Albarn also contributed to the record, though he also thinks his work won’t appear on the finished release. He told The Sun earlier this month: “Will she use any of [my] stuff? I don’t think so. Let’s wait and see. The thing is, she’s very insecure. And she doesn’t need to be, she’s still so young”. He added that all of her new material was “very middle of the road”, which probably won’t help with that insecurity.

Back back to Sia. Listen to ‘Alive’ here: