Sia – The Greatest (ft. Kendrick Lamar) [Single Premiere]
Australian pop powerhouse Sia enlists Kendrick Lamar on ‘The Greatest’, the lead single taken from her forthcoming studio album ‘We Are Your Children’.
Following a few extremely successful years branching out of from behind the scenes and reinventing herself as a solo artist, most notably with global chart topping singles ‘Chandelier’ and ‘Cheap Thrills’, the enigmatic Sia continues with her streak of well deserved international success with the announcement of an upcoming project ‘We Are Your Children’ and it’s accompanying lead single ‘The Greatest’.
Sia teams up with frequent collaborator Greg Kurstin who helmed the production on the new single, “I’m free to be the greatest, I’m alive / I’m free to be the greatest here tonight, the greatest” she sings on the uplifting anthem with a surprisingly subdued delivery allowing her reserved cooing to glide around the mellifluous, island-flavoured beats whilst Lamar comes through with a reserved but potent verse advising “Letdowns will get you, and the critics will test you / But the strong will survive, another scar may bless you”. Listen below:
PLUS: Sia has premiered the visual to the original version of ‘The Greatness’ without Kendrick Lamar. The accompanying video stars Sia’s protégé Maddie Ziegler joined by a large sum of dancers (49 in total), which is said to represent the 49 lives lost in the shooting at Orlando nightclub Pulse. Watch below: