When Sia’s “Chandelier” hit the internet back in March, I called it a candidate for chorus of the year, staggeringly triumphant ascendance to the heavens that it is. Since then the song’s official music video, starring 11-year-old Maddie Ziegler of Dance Moms doing a wild modern dance routine, has racked up more than 10 million views. Sia and Ziegler went on Ellen today to recreate the video live. Sia stood at the rear of the stage with her back to the audience (her album is called 1000 Forms Of Fear, after all), which maybe goes to show she’s not ready to step out from behind the curtain? Her voice suggests otherwise, of course. Watch it all happen below, followed by the original video.
1000 Forms Of Fear is out 7/8 on RCA/Monkey Puzzle.