Single Review: Elastic Heart by Sia

When Sia released her excellent 1000 Forms of Fear last summer, I pegged "Elastic Heart" as a great second official single for the album. Turns out Sia and her label felt the same, promoting the track with a controversial but interesting music video. While most of "Elastic Heart" media coverage has criticized the video, it's important to take a closer listen to the song, which has smart lyrics about surviving heartbreak and a vocal performance that cuts through the thick electronic production. In many ways, the tune takes what was so good about "Chandelier," including Sia's skill with melodrama, and translates those assets into a dance tune suited for winter.

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