Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Musica: Sia's girl crush

Wasn't this one of the best series finale episodes ever? I admit that I couldn't stop bawling when it first ran on HBO. Eyes get moist even now as I watch it again.

As for the song that plays when Claire slips the CD into the car's stereo during that classic Six Feet Under episode (right around the 3:30 minute mark in the clip above)? That's Sia's "Breathe Me" which probably still haunts viewers even if they still don't quite know who the singer is.

At the time I didn't know who Sia Furler was. But since then, I've become a big fan. Particularly when I realized she was also the voice behind some of Zero 7's most memorable tracks including "Destiny," "If I Can't Have You," "Distractions"and "Spinning."

Here she is singing Zero 7's "Distractions" at a 2006 performance here in New York that I was lucky to see (I consider it one of the best concerts I have ever seen). She was incandescent:

Anyway, Sia has a great new album out ("Some People Have Real Problems") and is on tour and making the usual publicity rounds. I missed her at a Virgin Records in-store performance earlier this year and will miss her at the March 8th concert at Webster Hall (the show is sold out).

So, while doing the promotional interview round, apparently Sia sat down with the UK's gay mag Attitude and almost nonchalantly spoke of her crush on an American girl and the relationship that had developed between them. Yes, Sia is involved with a girly girl!

I was shocked! And happily surprised. AfterEllen has the details ("Sia's Coming Out").

If you'd like to know more about Sia check out her Myspace and her website. In the meantime, let me leave you with a live version of a track on her new album, "Lentil," from KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" radio show.

1 comment:

Ron Buckmire said...

I'm a huge Sia fan; i've loved her contributions to Zero 7 (that's why their "the Garden' album sucked --not enough Sia!) and "Breathe me" is probably one of my favorite tracks of all time.