SIA

Sia - returns with a new single entitled Breathe Me to be released on 19th April.

Adelaide born singer/songwriter Sia who scored a Top 10 hit with her debut single, Taken For Granted and was the unmistakable voice of Zero 7's acclaimed Simple Things album, has her new single, Breathe Me, released on April 19 th via the Go Beat label. Breathe Me is taken from Sia's recently released acclaimed second album, Colour The Small One. Sia will also be performing live on at the Barfly in London on April 8 th and the Louisiana in Bristol the following night. April 9 th . Tickets are available from the usual outlets.

There will be further opportunities to see and hear Sia when she teams up onc e again with Zero 7, as a featured collaborator on the duo's new When It Falls album, and additionally as a special guest on their forthcoming UK tour which kicks off on March 15. There will be two 10s and 1 12 including the follwing mixes:

10" # 1 A: Breathe Me (Four Tet Remix), B: Where I Belong (Hot Chip Remix)

Music - Sia - returns with a new single entitled Breathe Me to be released on 19th April.
Music - Sia - returns with a new single entitled Breathe Me to be released on 19th April.

10 # 2 A: Breathe Me (Ulrich Schnauss Remix), B: Numb (Leila Remix)

12" A1. Breathe Me (Mylo Remix), A2. Breathe Me (Ulrich Schnauss Remix), B1. Breathe Me (Four Tet Remix), B2. Breathe Me (Mr Dan Remix)

Sia's vocal talents extend all the way back to her earliest memory. Born in Adelaide , she was raised on the hippiest street in Australia , and her dad briefly played guitar in uncle Colin's band Men At Work. Early appearances singing Shangri-Las songs aside, Sia's musical leanings didn't get serious until she joined jazz-funk bar band Crisp at 17.

After three years fronting Crisp, Sia packed her bags and headed off with an open ended ticket on a round the World trip finally ending up in London. In 2000 Sia scored a Top 10 hit with her Prokofiev-sampling Taken For Granted single and followed it up with her acclaimed debut album, Healing Is Difficult. Sia is perhaps best known however for her considerable contribution to Zero 7's hugely successful and widely acclaimed Simple Things album. In fact, Sia credits the biggest influence on her new album as touring with Zero 7. That's when I actually started listening to music, she says with a grimace of embarrassment.

While we were on tour, the guys were always talking about artists I'd never heard of, so I started listening to their James Taylor, Nick Drake, Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and Django Bates CDs. And it all just really blew me away.

Colour The Small One's lyrical roots, however, run much deeper. Bully', the track she wrote with Beck has similarly serious roots. There was this kid at school who I used to be really cruel to, and I've felt bad about it ever since. It got to the point where I was having nightmares about. Sia met Beck at a festival in LA, when he asked her to perform a duet with him after watching her perform. You're The One That I Want' from Grease, has never quite sounded the same since.

Other standout tracks on Colour The Small One include Numb, The Church Of What's Happening Now, the lilting pianos and claustrophobic beats of Breathe Me', Sunday's' enchanting harmonium and breathless chant and the muffled rhythm track and sensual cinematic strings of Don't Bring Me Down'.

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