Single Review: Sia – The Greatest

Sia drops new single ‘The Greatest’
I think it’s safe to say there is no stopping Sia. The pop star and singer-songwriter has released an impressive string of hits over the past few years writing for other artists but mostly herself, including ‘Chandelier’, ‘Elastic Heart’, ‘Alive’ and most recently her first US solo number 1 ‘Cheap Thrills’. Although she released the album This is Acting full of potential hits not too long ago, she already decided to move on with the all new track ‘The Greatest’ featuring Kendrick Lamar.

Strangely enough, Lamar’s verse is not included in the video version of ‘The Greatest’ which was uploaded on YouTube. Luckily for the diehard Sia fans, young dancer Maddie Ziegler is back at it again. She once again delivers a quirky choreography to Sia’s catchy pop melodies. This time around the visual could be seen as a moving tribute to the victims of the shooting at gay club Pulse earlier this year with a dark vibe and a gripping ending. ‘The Greatest’ is sonically quite similar to ‘Cheap Thrills’ with its upbeat chanting chorus and uplifting vibe. The lyrics, although not that original, are meant to be inspirational and give people strength (for example to the gay community, given the rainbow face paint in the video) and the ‘stamina’ parts are very catchy and easy to shout along to. Sia delivers pop by the numbers, but the infectious kind! Definitely a nominee for video of the year as well!

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