1000 Forms of Fear came out last year and featured one the year’s biggest (and best) singles in “Chandelier”. The video helped propel that song to Sia’s largest audience to date, and on her next single “Elastic Heart”, she enlists Maddie Ziegler again to play the role of Sia. It’s a jarring instance of continuity in a field where continuity is not a main ingredient. The most surprising aspect, though, is of course the inclusion of the no longer famous Shia LeBeouf, who plays the
overprotective father figure camera shy Sia to Ziegler’s ready-to-fly Sia.
It’s a remarkable video, that, while not reaching the heights of “Chandelier”, is as tragic and emotionally honest as music videos get. One can only hope for an encore when Sia stars as the musical guest on SNL later this month.