Sia has finally taken a break from assisting the world's biggest pop artists as a songwriter and featured vocalist to release a new single under her own name. "Chandelier," teased online last week and released in full on Monday (Mar. 17), previews a new album that will be released this summer on RCA Records.
Sia has sung on unabashed pop anthems before (see: David Guetta's "Titanium"), but "Chandelier" unfurls its epic ambitions within the opening minute, during which the singer crows about living "like tomorrow doesn't exist" over militant drums. The song cleverly juxtaposes the all-out frenzy of Sia's wild nights in the chorus with the bleary-eyed following mornings in the verses -- to paraphrase Kanye, Sia's last night was mad real.