“Original” opens with Sia singing the word, “Boom,” the sound of an epiphany. The song is about a metaphorical wakening, the moment a person decides to be totally and wholly themselves. “I won’t waste my life being typical/ I will be original/ Even when it’s difficult.” Stream “Original” below.
Sia hasn’t put out a studio album since 2017’s Everyday Is Christmas, and she hasn’t released a record about all the days that aren’t Christmas since 2016’s This Is Acting. But even so she’s been busy, and last year she joined 88-Keys and a posthumous Mac Miller verse on “That’s Life” and contributed to “Oakland Nights” by The Lonely Island. Before that, she wrote original songs for Natalie Portman to sing in Vox Lux.
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