Finally, the long awaited album “This is Acting” has been released, marking Sia’s eighth album! I have been waiting for what seems like forever for this album. This album has a unique background to it. Sia is known for being a incredible song writer and throughout the years, Sia has written many hits for many popular artists such as Rihanna, Shakira, Adele, Kanye West, and more. “This is Acting” is a collection of songs that Sia wrote for other artists and were either not accepted or they were accepted but Sia decided to keep them.
This is Acting is a beautiful album from beginning to end. It starts 0ff with one of my favorites, “Bird Set Free”. This song is definitely a favorite of mine because of its empowering message to be free with your passion and message in this world. Sia has performed this song several times in the past few months including Saturday Night Live and The Ellen Show!
“Alive” and “One Million Bullets” are two very powerful songs. Listening to these songs make you feel as though Sia is reaching out to you and just grabbing your heart. “Alive” was the first single off of this album and possibly the best choice because it is just so powerful. “One Million Bullets” is a honest statement saying that one would give their life for someone they loved, but the insecurity of knowing if someone would do the same in return is always on your mind. Sia’s writing is just incredible.
“Move Your Body” is a interesting song. I am just going to be honest and say that I haven’t really warmed up to it yet. I guess I am just stubborn because I love the Sia that is emotional and powerful but this song just feels like a clubbing song… Which I understand because this album is made up of many different styles since Sia had in mind other artists. I mean I guess you can’t go wrong with a new turn-up song Sia style right?
“Unstoppable” is a empowering, kick-ass song. It makes you feel strong and well… invincible. I love this song. Every time I hear it, it makes me think about all of the strong, leading females in the world. I think Hillary should use this song for her campaign to be honest.
“Cheap Thrills” is slowly warming up to me. At first I didn’t like the child-sounding vocals in the background. Actually, I still don’t. But the overall song is very fun and I definitely like it. It’s not my favorite song but I will surely rock out to it every time I go out.
“Reaper” is a song co-written and co-produced with Kanye West. Honestly, I believe this is my favorite song. It’s just so freaking good. It’s just such feel good song. When I listen to it, I feel like Sia is trying to portray the feeling of staying positive in life and kicking aside the darkness trying to bring you down. No baby, no baby not today!
“House on Fire” is a catchy song about the great burning feeling of falling for another being. I think this song is so cute and it is a ton of fun to sing at the top of your lungs in the car!
“Footprints”, “Sweet Dreams”, and “Broken Glass” are the three songs leading up to the finale. I enjoy each of them very much. They each have a very unique sound which I am not use to hearing from Sia, which is what makes this album so much fun!
“Space Between” is the finale song of the album and it is so beautiful. The first time I heard it, I felt like I was going to cry. It is just so deep and moving. Really, it is the saddest song about heartbreak. Adele couldn’t sing a more sad song. But still, I would listen to this song a thousand times over.
All in all, “This is Acting” far exceeding expectations. This album is a beautiful compilation of empowering, heart-grabbing masterpieces that I believe every human being should take into their lives. Sia in my opinion, is one of the most talented people in the world and I hope she never stops doing what she does. Sia if you are reading this, please let me be a part of your team! I have the wig and everything!