On my first attempt to get in touch with Sia, she welcomed the interview with an eccentric little song but I realised it was her voicemail when the phone beeped as I was thanking her for the tune.
Second time lucky -” she picked up and announced, I’m so happy! The cleaner has come in and cleaned up my house. My girlfriend’s family is coming to stay and now the bed is so nice because they are taking mine.
The Australian singer is unknown in her home country but on the inter-national front she is musical dynamite. Her latest album Some People Have Real Problems, has a cult following thanks to her popular tunes Soon We’ll Be Found and The Girl You Lost to Cocaine.
Sia first came to public attention when she joined the band Crisp and later the Grammy Award-nominated group Zero 7, which achieved a moderate amount of success in the UK. After many attempts, the singer has now found her true path.
I went to England and had one hit but that was off my album Healing is Difficult. That was badly planned and we followed six months later with the album, which I know strategically should have never happened, she said.
With this album I feel great and I’m a responsible person and I am being held accountable for my work and yet in the same way I feel a lot of anxiety about being kind of famous.
I like to be comfortable and I talk while I’m eating and I pee by the side of the road if we are on a long journey -” I’m a human being.
While touring the album in Europe and the US, she found time to work with Christina Aguilera and Natasha Bedingfield. Sia admits she was easily influenced musically but $50,000 worth of therapy later, she discovered what she wanted.
I like to sing out loud and I wanted to make an album that didn’t sound like it’s not from an era, I wanted to use a live band and make sure it doesn’t date.
Maybe song writing is what I want to do and then I can make my record and tour a little bit and not do any promo and people who are really interested can come along.
Sia is currently dating JD Samson from the feminist electropunk band Le Tigre and she revealed that people are only interested in her bisexuality now because of her career.
It’s just something to write about and she’s just the one who loves boys and girls. I used to just be the quirky Australian songstress and people love labels and I don’t like to be defined as anything in particular but I don’t mind quirky or beautiful, Sia said.
I really don’t think I’m straight, gay or bi. I basically will go out with anyone who is awesome.

info: Sia is at the Metro on Wednesday 25 March. Tickets at metrotheatre.com.au

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