The track was originally intended for Rihanna’s album, Anti, but Sia’s trademark voice lends itself perfectly to some heavy lyrics in the catchy chorus: “You came to take me away/ So close I was to heaven’s gates / But no baby, no baby not today”.
Not only is the track great, but Sia might have also just taken home the prize for most inventive track listing announcement in the history of music. She took to Twitter with the song titles as photographed on billboards across the world, including Sydney’s very own Oxford Art Factory. There’s no word yet about a tour, but this is a promising sign from a singer who hasn’t appeared live in concert for nearly five years.
This is Acting is due for release on January 29, but in the meantime you can treat your ears to ‘Reaper’.