Wednesday 21 February 2018

WATCH: Sia releases ‘Bird Set Free’ originally written for Adele and announces album date

Sia on The Voice UK
Sia on The Voice UK
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Sia has released her new single, Bird Set Free, which she has revealed was originally written for Adele.

The Aussie singer/songwriter (39) has also revealed her new album release date - This is Acting will land on January 29.

The album is full of songs Sia wrote for other artists.  Her last release, Alive, was also originally written for Adele but was also offered to Rihanna.

Sia claims she named her LP This Is Acting because not only does the star normally write music for other people, sometimes it feels as if her entire career is generated from a veiled perspective because of her need for anonymity.

“Most of the songs, if not all of them, I wrote for other people and they were rejected. Generally, they’re songs that aren’t from my perspective, so it feels like acting," she said recently.

"I have rejects from Rihanna, Shakira, Beyoncé [Knowles], Demi Lovato, all the good girls, [and] Katy [Perry],” she said of the tunes on This Is Acting, noting her private persona also comes into play.

“I appreciate my music is famous, but I’d rather my face wasn’t so that I can just live a normal life. If I can’t, then I guess, maybe, I would end up just giving up and show my face.”

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