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Sia's 'Alive' Is Here! Listen to the Single Originally Intended for Adele

Not long after teasing her new single "Alive," Sia has unleashed the full track into the world -- and we're happy to report it's another full-throated, unfettered performance from pop's most iconoclastic star. "Alive" comes from Sia's upcoming album This Is Acting. 

Originally intended for Adele, Sia revealed in an interview that the Grammy queen opted not to use it at the last minute. Nevertheless, Sia says Adele's presence is felt strongly on her version of "Alive."

Sia Says New Single Was Intended for Adele

"It’s about [Adele’s] life, so I now sing a song from her perspective,” Sia told RTV Slovenija.

Listen to "Alive" below and start getting excited imagining what the music video will look like. 

Upon release, “Alive” roared to No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 and maintained the position for six straight hours.