This Is Sia
On the heels of her epic and critically acclaimed performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2016, Australian singer-songwriter Sia has announced her new Nostalgic for the Present Tour.
For fans of the multi-talented songstress’s dark electropop sound and breathtaking visual art, this is surely welcomed news. After all, it is undeniable that Sia is known as the most enigmatic and mysterious act in the mainstream music industry. While some may simply know her for her refusal to adhere to celebrity lifestyle by covering her face with elaborate headpieces, many recognize her for what she truly is; a proficient and skilled force that is reversing the preconceptions of pop music by crafting intricate tunes that are dark, gritty, emotional, and bleak.
While Sia is best known for her chart-topping 2014 masterpiece 1000 Forms of Fear (which featured the hits “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart”), it should be noted that the chanteuse has been an obscure yet powerful force in the industry for years as the writer of countless smash hit singles for high-profile artists such as Christina Aguilera, David Guetta, Beyonce, Flo Rida, and Rihanna. Moreover, Sia was also the mastermind behind albums such as 2001’s retro jazz Healing is Difficult, 2004’s eclectic Colour the Small One, and 2008’s upbeat Some People Have Real Problems.
Most recently, Sia released her seventh studio album This Is Acting. Featuring the singles “Alive” and “Cheap Thrills”, This Is Acting is composed of songs that were written by Sia but rejected by other artists.
The Nostalgic for the Present Tour will visit hallowed venues such as Montreal’s Bell Centre and Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. Opening acts for Sia include funk artist Miguel (who is best known for critically lauded albums such as Kaleidoscope Dream and Wildheart) and English electronic music duo AlunaGeorge.