By Kevin Rutherford
After debuting 1000 Forms of Fear, her upcoming sixth LP, with kick-off single “Chandelier,” Sia opts for a more subdued sound on her followup, “Eye of the Needle.”
Released today (June 2) on her YouTube page, the new single, a collaboration with U.K. pop songwriter Chris Braide, abandons the soaring acrobatics of its predecessor for a mid-tempo jaunt, creating a somber mood that still manages to show off her big voice.
Flanked by piano, lush strings and driving percussion, Sia croons about holding close those one loves.
“I’m ain’t ready, but I’ll hold steady,” she sings. “I’ll hold you in my arms.”
“Eye of the Needle” is the second song revealed from 1000 Forms of Fear, which marks Sia’s first album since 2010’s We Are Born. However, the Australian pop singer and songwriter kept busy during that time, guesting on Flo Rida’s “Wild Ones” and “Titanium” by David Guetta, both big international hits.
She also wrote songs for Beyonce, Britney Spears and Rihanna, for whom “Chandelier” was meant before Sia recorded it herself.
1000 Forms of Fear is out July 8.