Last Monday I caught Sia at The Trocadero in Philly, and I haven’t listened to anything but her since then.
If the name sounds familiar but you can’t place the music, here’s a hint: Sia was X-Tina’s side-woman on The Voice, and her “Breathe Me” scored the final episode of Six Feet Under
CK readers already knew that Sia’s eclectic neo-70s dance pop LP We Are Born was near the top of my 2010 albums list, and YouTube watchers will know her music videos are all hallucinatory classics, but she also wound up being one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen.
Sia isn’t a note-perfect singer, and she doesn’t move around the stage very much. What she is is a stunning interpreter, and a present, engaging performer who makes you feel like you are sharing a memory with her, rather than just attending a performance. Her dance tracks shook my booty, and her powerful ballads were all breathtakingly riveting.
Here’s a video of her performing We Are Born‘s opening track, “The Fight,” live @ London Roundhouse.