A new song released by Sia! The second song this year, called ‘Saved My Life’. It was co-written by Dua Lipa, who just released her latest LP, Future Nostalgia.
Sia premiered ‘Saved My Life’ as part of the Covid is No Joke virtual festival, which was raising funds for health charity Americares. The Australian pop architect offered a stripped down rendition, performing in front of a painting with her head concealed by a chandelier.
The full, fleshed out studio version of ‘Saved My Life’ arrived on streaming platforms shortly afterwards. Sia’s regular sparring partner Greg Kurstin produced the track, resuming the role he’s occupied on every Sia release since 2010’s We Are Born. Sia and Dua Lipa haven’t previously worked together, but as if often the case in the pop world, they share some friends in common.
Lipa was the featured vocalist on ‘Electricity’ by Silk City, the project of Diplo and Mark Ronson. Sia herself has a project with Diplo, the weirdo pop outfit LSD, which also features British singer Labrinth. Kurstin and Lipa also share common collaborators – Kurstin’s old friend and frequent studio associate Andrew Wyatt co-wrote and produced Lipa’s debut single ‘New Love’ back in 2015.
‘Saved My Life’ is Sia’s second new release for 2020, following her contribution to the Dolittle soundtrack, ‘Original’. Sia also joined BTS on the remix of their single ‘On’. The track appears as a bonus track on the South Korean pop sensations’ Map of the Soul: 7 album and was released as a single on the day of the album’s release.
Sia’s last solo album was 2017’s Everyday Is Christmas, which attempted to update the sound of Christmas. She’s co-written songs for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, P!nk and Celine Dion in the last couple of years.