Just a few months ago, Sia feared her second full-length album would never see an official U.S. release. After Go Beat/Island issued her "Colour the Small One" in the United Kingdom in January 2004, s
Just a few months ago, Sia feared her second full-length album would never see an official U.S. release. After Go Beat/Island issued her "Colour the Small One" in the United Kingdom in January 2004, she was informed that the label's U.S. counterpart would not pick up the album. Then the set's dwindling sales forced her to move on to new projects without a label in the United States or elsewhere.
The Australia native hoped the album could be resurrected if one of the songs were included in a movie. While she hasn't had a Hollywood ending just yet, Sia is starting to come pretty close.
The single "Breathe Me" was featured in the closing scene in the series finale of HBO's "Six Feet Under" last spring; Astralwerks released it in June on a "Six Feet Under, Vol. 2: Everything Ends" soundtrack. "I really had high hopes for 'Breathe Me,'" Sia says. "I had a feeling that one day someone could maybe slip it into a film. This wasn't a film, but it worked."
"Colour the Small One" will finally arrive this week in the United States via Astralwerks. The success of "Breathe Me" has gratified and amused Sia. And she finds it ironic that she is now very much in demand: All of the major labels have come calling. "This includes the people who dropped me, who have offered to re-sign me and match any offer," she says. "I find that so peculiar, yet satisfying at the same time."