Sia Furler, the Australian behind-the-scenes songwriter who became a conceptually playful, image-manipulating pop star in the last couple of years, has lately been working on This Is Acting, a new album of songs that were originally written for other singers. We’ve already heard the first single “Alive,” which she co-wrote with Tobias Jesso Jr. and which she originally intended for Adele’s forthcoming album 25. And last night, Sia announced the release details on This Is Acting, which is coming early next year, on Facebook. She also shared the new track “Bird Set Free,” which, like “Alive,” is a tremendous howler of a piano ballad. Check it out below.
This Is Acting is out 1/29 on RCA.