I'm a Sia "Stan" lifer.
Since the early days of the Aussie artist's success(es) with Crisp and Zero 7, through her 5 incredible (and ARIA-winning) solo works before being "noticed" by the stateside music community, I've closely followed Sia's meticulously-creative moves. "Chandelier" wasn't her introduction to the mainstream (she'd written hits for Beyoncé, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, etc.) but it will serve as the moment of ultimate pivot: Sia's lane-change from seeming obscurity to critically-acclaimed domination of feelings and charts alike.
As Q4 draws to a near-close, Sia's began a timely tease of her next chapter: an album derived of "...songs I was writing for other people, so I didn't go in thinking 'this is something I would say.' It’s more like play-acting. It's fun."
The oft-shy singer started her promo by dipping into a new social world: Instagram.
The album art and release date were revealed via the photo-sharing platform. Shortly thereafter, came the mention of a new song, "Bird Set Free," a fitting title (and track) for Sia who's uncaged her fears (see: previous album) and has welcomed the world to join her on this new journey.