New Sia Album Coming Soon!

The 2015 Grammy AwardsI was excited to read that Sia had was working on new music and that her album would be released sometime this year. I had heard of Sia prior to the release of 1000 Forms of Fear, but that album (click HERE for my review) really made me fall in love with her music. What I did not know was that her portfolio was as lengthy as it was.

Sia is not a new artist although her smash ‘Chandelier’ has made her brand new in the United States. Her first album was released first album in 1997 so this claim to fame in the U.S. as an artist was her sixth album. She has worked with artist such as: Beyoncè, Rihanna, Kanye West, Flo Rida, Christina Aguilera, Eminem, and more. Six albums in and it took all this time to really notice just how awesome of an artist she really is. I had heard of her name moreso behind the scenes, but this album that I can’t stop raving about really made me take notice of her career.

In a recent interview with NMESia talked about why she released 1000 Forms of Fear:

“Basically, I put this out to get out of my publishing deal. I was planning to be a pop song writer for other artists. But my publishing deal was as an artist so I had to put one more album out. I didn’t want to get famous so I kept all the songs I wanted and had a lot of fun making it.”

As for her new album?

“I’m super productive. I have a full album ready to go and it’s much more pop,” she said. “I’m calling it This Is Acting because they are songs I was writing for other people, so I didn’t go in thinking ‘this is something I would say’. It’s more like play-acting. It’s fun.”

I love the title of the album because it coincides with what she’s putting out. If she were writing it for other artists clearly it’s not particularly how she feels. I’m curious to see if she’ll spill the tea on who she would actually write each song for. I’m excited that she’s doing something different with the album and I expect more radio hits from this project. Hopefully fans won’t have to wait long for her new release.

Single Review: Flo Rida, ‘GDFR’

Flo-Rida-GDFR-2014-1000x1000-300x300I haven’t really enjoyed a Flo Rida song, since, ‘Wild Ones’. Everything else was eh. Radio overkill definitely added to the annoyance of hearing his music. To see the evolution of his career from ‘Low’ to major commercial success with hits such as ‘Wild Ones’ on Pop radio has been a sight to see. His sound has always had that pop feel though. His latest track features Sage The Gemini (‘Red Nose’) and it sounds like it could’ve been a song for Jason DeRulo. The song has a nice vibe to it and I could definitely hear this being a radio smash. It is currently featured on the soundtrack for Neighbors and is the leading single for his 5th studio album, The Perfect 10.

Flo Rida hasn’t had sales quite like his first album, Mail On Sunday (2008) which spawned hits ‘Low’, ‘Elevator’, and ‘In The Ayer’ and debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200. With a track like this it could make moves on the airwaves with the right push, but it needs to happen fast. A track like this could easily be lost in the mix and be forgotten by the time his album is released.

Listen to the track below: