Sia recently scored a #1 single with the Sean Paul collab “Cheap Thrills.” And today, she returns with a new single that brings back that song’s dancehall-inflected sound. The new track “The Greatest” has a vague-uplift message, a lilting electronic beat, and a verse from a striving-for-inspiration Kendrick Lamar, who always dials back on his experimental voice-play when he jumps on a track like this. There’s also a video for the song, which Sia co-directed with frequent collaborator Daniel Askill. The video version doesn’t have Kendrick’s verse, but it does have Maddie Ziegler, the freaky-intense child dancer from so many other Sia videos, as well as a whole lot of other dancing kids. (It might be some sort of extended Orlando nightclub-shooting allegory, but don’t quote me on that.) Below, stream the new song and check out the video.
“The Greatest” is out now at iTunes. Sia is heading out on tour this fall with Miguel and AlunaGeorge.