ESSENTIALS: “Bird Set Free” – Sia

Sia‘s newest single, “Birds Set Free“, gave her fans a second wind while waiting for her upcoming album due early next year, This Is Acting. Despite her strong efforts not be seen as “famous,” Sia’s popularity and rise to mainstream music has skyrocketed in the past year, and it can be credited to the depth and intimacy of her lyrics. Similar to Adele‘s fanbase, her followers take close to heart her struggle with inner-demons and personal conflicts that she looks to overcome.

Sia’s music, especially from her last album, 1000 Forms Of Fear, exhibits empowering tones which hits home even more so with “Birds Set Free”. Lines from the chorus like

“I’m not gon’ care if I sing off key

I find myself in my melodies

I sing for love, I sing for me

I shout it out like a bird set free”

strikes to be as strengthening to her powerful last hit, “Elastic Heart“. Check out the video above (or below), and if you’re looking for more Sia, fans throughout comment sections suggest “Birds Set Free” rings close to songs “Eye of the Needle” and “Dressed in Black.

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