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News: Sia Confirms Release Of New LP ‘This Is Acting’

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Singer/songwriter/producer/massive hitmaker, Sia announces that her album This Is Acting will be released globally on January 29th 2016 (Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records). Sia revealed cover art and album release date for This Is Acting via her new Instagram account earlier this week. In celebration of her album pre-order going live today, Sia premieres her video for “Alive” on Vevo. Fans who pre-order This Is Acting will receive “Alive” and new track “Bird Set Free” instantly.

The video for “Alive” stars 9 year old child actress/dancer Mahiro Takano and was filmed in Chiba, Japan. The video was directed by Sia and Daniel Askill, the same creative team behind the videos for “Chandelier,” “Elastic Heart” and “Big Girls Cry.”

In addition to Jessie Shatkin who produced “Alive,” Sia also worked with longtime collaborator/producer Greg Kurstin on This Is Acting. “Alive,” the album’s first single was written by Sia, Adele and Tobias Jesso, Jr. and was produced by Jesse Shatkin, who also co-wrote and co-produced Sia’s massive four-time Grammy nominated “Chandelier.”

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