Review: ‘This Is Acting’ by Sia

Sia released her 7th studio album, and it is good. Very good. Once I realized that the album was available on iTunes, I didn’t even think – it was already downloading.

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Wild Ones

Flo Rida is looking a little funky on this album art… O_o

As you know, Sia is one of my favorite artists. She’s both mainstream and famous without being mainstream and famous. Not many artists can do that nowadays. Lately, Sia’s been in two mainstream singles so to speak: David Guetta’s ‘Titanium’ and now Flo Rida’s ‘Wild Ones.’ But the thing is, she’s in neither of their music videos. Yes, she is what they call ‘featured’ on these tracks, but she sings all of ‘Titanium’ and the chorus of ‘Wild One,’ so she should be in their videos as Sia fans argue.

However, Sia herself is the reason why she’s not in the videos. She simply isn’t in a rush to be famous.

Sia is so admirable. Her voice is one-of-a-kind, and her style and image is fun and different in a way that doesn’t mimic Gaga or Minaj in any way.

But back to this song…

What Sia Furler looks like in person, in case you didn’t already know.

The last time I actually listened to a Flo Rida song was back to the summer of ‘Low,’ and now I can’t even listen to it in its entirety. But the fact that Sia is on this single, and the fact that I still blast ‘Clap Your Hands’ in the car, this track is replayable on my playlists. Definitely a good spring track, especially since today’s officially the first day of spring!

Clap Your Hands

Not many people know about the Australian singer Sia. Those who do likely discovered her through her appearance on The Voice or as the featured singer on the David Guetta track “Titanium.”

I discovered Sia through her older single “Clap Your Hands.”

The single, however, came out in 2010, so I can’t exactly be hipster and say I discovered her ages ago.

I first heard the song in a Hollister store in my mall. Then another day, I heard it again in I think a Bath & Body Works store. When I heard the song yet again in a movie theatre bathroom (which was, oddly, adjacent to the mall), I was like That’s it, I’m Shazaming it!

It was one of those songs that grows on you. And once it’s grown, you absolutely love it and can’t get enough … even two years later. Take a listen!

Again, don’t ask me about the music video. I guess a lot of music I listen to comes attached with unique music videos.

So this song; it’s got a beat to it without being an obnoxious mainstream club hit. It’s humble, but isn’t lethargic. It’s got a unique sound to it. Bubbly, upbeat, happy, and a bit quirky, the song is one of my favorite tracks for the summer. The instrumentation reminds me about the beach. I love the beach. A lot.

And if you think this song is good, give a listen to the whole album We Are Born. It’s different, yet original and catchy! 😀

*Footnote: Once I downloaded the single, I added it as the first song on a mixtape-CD I burned for my car (which I had just got). So this song will always remind me about driving my new (pre-owned) car in the summer. Good memories… 🙂