Sia – We Are Born : Album Review
Eccentric Australian pop-sensation Sia has once again returned with her highly-anticipated fifth studio album, We Are Born.
Despite being involved in the music industry from the early 2000′s, it was songs such as Buttons and The Girl You Lost To Cocaine from her 2008 album, Some People Have Real Problems, that firmly implanted her into the business.
Australian audiences, as well as her growing international audiences, were beginning to see that Sia wasn’t just another one of “those” popstars. This sentiment is best emphasized by her latest LP We Are Born.
Already having major success with singles You’ve Changed and Clap Your Hands off the June-released album, the songstress has seen to go from Australian sweetheart to global star and media personality, even co-writing songs with Christina Aguilera for her latest album, Bionic.
Produced by Greg Kurstin – the man behind recent efforts from Lily Allen, Kesha, Ladyhawke and yes, even the queen of media herself, Britney Spears – We Are Born consists of fourteen dazzling, well-constructed tracks that the singer herself has wanted to make since her earlier days.
Self-confessing that she is “really impressionable about music”, she states that her album decisions in the past were based around her surroundings and the people that she found herself around. We Are Born, on the other hand, is an album for her.
“[It’s] the album I’ve made when I’ve been hanging out with myself.”
As a result, the album references an eclectic cross of artists, mainly consisting of 80’s heavyweights. From Blondie and Talking Heads to The Cure and The Pretenders, it even features Nick Valensi from The Strokes on guitar.
Showcasing her elaborate vocal diversity – galloping through the likes of Clap Your Hands, charging on You’ve Changed, and soulfully styling through Big Girl Little Girl – there is no way that anyone could deny Sia’s talent.
I highly recommend it to anyone!