Sia has released “Reaper,” one particular off the Australian musician’s seventh studio album, This is Acting, and that is slated for release on Jan. 29. According to the musician, the most recent track was both co-written and co-produced by Chicago’s own mega rapper Kanye West. The cut can be a poppy ballad that’s full of lush vocals, a handclap beat and, additionally, a survivalist’s chorus.
Most recently, Sia, who had previously been born Sia Kate Isobelle Furler in Adelaide, Australia, released her sixth studio album, 1000 Forms of Fear, on July 4, 2014.
In November, the artist premiered two songs from her forthcoming album during performances on Saturday Night Live — “Bird Set Free” and “Alive.” So far, “Bird Set Free,” “Alive,” “One Million Bullets,” “Cheap Thrills” and “Reaper” are typical available for download on iTunes. Seven other songs look on the album, the titles which the artist posted to her Instagram account.
The musician has earned high praise on her behalf work in the past several years. After its release, Spin rated 1000 Forms of Fear an eight outside of ten, and music critic Maura Johnston wrote which the album “sounds being a chunk on the human emotional spectrum invested in record.” On Metacritic, the album scored a 76 from a possible 100.
Interestingly, based on a deep dive interview with Rolling Stone published on Dec. 3, Sia says her upcoming record will be comprised of songs she’d written which were rejected. But throughout the interview, Sia said she believes within the tracks, and she’s sticking by their potential by rolling them together during one LP.
And in line with the artist, curation maters.
Sia – Reaper
“It’s really just a guessing game, and I think the explanation I’m pretty successful is definitely because I’m really productive, definitely not that I’m a terrific songwriter,” Sia told Rolling Stone. “I think I’m a good curator, so I understand how to choose tracks that think that they’re anthemic, or that seem with an uplifting quality within the chorus. It really may seem like the general public responds well to songs about salvation or overcoming something, or that everything’s gonna be OK or that situations are fun.”
Reaper chords singer added, “I believe my skill might be more upbeat curating, such as choosing the right tracks after which sort of wanting to understand the will or nature of popular culture.”