Sia has been a behind-the-scenes force in the pop world for a long time now, but in 2014 she put out the solo album that her fans had been waiting for. Was she vying for a spot as a star herself? No, not at all. In an interview with NME, Sia said she only released 1000 Forms Of Fear to get out of her publishing deal, but spurred on by the record’s success, she is already working on the follow-up.
Basically, I put this out to get out of my publishing deal. I was planning to be a pop song writer for other artists. But my publishing deal was as an artist so I had to put one more album out. I didn’t want to get famous so I kept all the songs I wanted and had a lot of fun making it.
She confirmed that the new record is ready and revealed the title is This Is Acting:
I’m super productive. I have a full album ready to go and it’s much more pop. I’m calling it ‘This Is Acting’ because they are songs I was writing for other people, so I didn’t go in thinking ‘this is something I would say’. It’s more like play-acting. It’s fun.
Sia is also featured on “Wolves” the latest single from Kanye West. No word on when we will get to hear this completely finished album full of pop songs she hopes won’t make her famous, but it’s bound to be soon.
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