Video Review: Sia, ‘Chandelier’

UntitledI am in awe and amazement of how beautiful this video is for Sia’s amazing and heartfelt track, ‘Chandelier’. I have never heard music like this from Sia before but I do know of her songwriting and this song is by far my favorite. When I envisioned a video for this I automatically thought interpretive dance with Sia singing on the sidelines. This song is just the perfect dance song and to see a video with straight dance just made me fall in love with this song even more.

sia-chandelier-video-2Some people may not understand interpretive dance, but if you look closely at the movements in the video it’s pretty easy to catch on to and keep up with. The video stars one of the dancers from Dance Moms, Maddie Ziegler. At just 11 years old she powered through this song with ease with tons of flexibility, great facial expressions, and a blonde bob wig similar to the hair of Sia’s making the song so much more personal. She starts dancing in the bedroom moving to the kitchen then to the living room and then the scene that caught me was when she put her head between the curtains and was waving goodbye and slowly sinking down between them. The imagery and passion I felt through this dance makes this one of the best videos I have seen in a long time and by far the greatest of the year so far.

It’s rare to come across videos where artists take the time to come up with a concept and not just throw extras into  video and put them on a yacht and float on some ocean. It takes a lot of courage for an artist to be vulnerable enough to want to share their lives with fans and take their artistry to another level with the visual. This song has been on rotation for me since I first heard it back in April and this video just solidified my love for it. Kudos to the production of this. Amazing video.

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