Single Review: Oh Father by Sia

It's Sia Week at From Yes, dear reader. In celebration of her new album, New Now Next recently published a list of Sia's best covers. My favorite is her take on Madonna's "Oh Father," which Sia recorded for her 2010 record We Are Born. Madonna wrote and recorded "Oh Father" for Like a Prayer (1989), one of her most personal and critically acclaimed records. Never a stranger to the personal, Sia gives a clear-eyed take on the track. Her vocal is subtle in comparison to other releases, and yet her subdued performance sits comfortably beside Madonna's original downtrodden delivery. In fact, the cover reveals Sia's flexbility: she can move from barn burning ballads and pop anthems to softer moments. Those who like Sia's new album or this cover should check out her earlier work too. Happy listening and happy weekend, dear reader.

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