Sia – “California Dreamin'” (The Mamas & The Papas Cover)

It’s possible that we might one day reach Sia saturation, but that time is not now. As Fuse points out, the internet has yielded a cover of the Mamas & The Papas’ classic 1965 feel-good hit “California Dreamin’.” It will appear in the upcoming film San Andreas and accordingly trades in the original’s catchy mournfulness for a grand and sweeping orchestral stance. Sia’s powerhouse voice elevates the song from folk-rock ditty into a majestic, choir-backed track that transform West Coast nostalgia into a tragic loss, as if we expected anything less. Listen below.