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Sia's new album THIS IS ACTING out now. Get it now on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/iThisIsActing?IQid=yt Spotify: http://smarturl.it/sThisIsActing?IQid=yt Amazon: http://smarturl.it/aThisIsActing?IQid=yt Google Play: http://smarturl.it/gThisIsActing?IQid=yt Target Edition includes 2 bonus tracks: http://smarturl.it/ThisIsActingTarget?IQid=yt

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"Alive"
Single by Sia
from the album This Is Acting
ReleasedSeptember 24, 2015 (2015-09-24)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2015
Genre
  • Electropop
  • soul
Length4:23
Label
  • Inertia
  • Monkey Puzzle
  • RCA
Writer(s)
  • Sia
  • Adele
  • Tobias Jesso Jr.
Producer(s)Jesse Shatkin[1]
Sia singles chronology

"Alive" is the lead single from Australian singer and songwriter Sia's forthcoming album This Is Acting (2016). It was co-written by Sia, Adele, and Tobias Jesso Jr.[2]

Contents

  • 1 Background
  • 2 Release
  • 3 Composition
  • 4 Reception
  • 5 Commercial performance
  • 6 Live performances
  • 7 Track listing
  • 8 Music video
  • 9 Charts
  • 10 Certifications
  • 11 References

Background

In September 2015, Sia confirmed that This Is Acting's lead single "Alive" would be released later that month and was originally written for Adele. She described that the song "was about Adele's life" and "written in Adele's perspective". She further explained to Ryan Seacrest that the song was written in a writing session with Adele for her third album 25, but was rejected at the last minute.[3][4] Rihanna also rejected the tune.[5]

Release

On September 22, 2015, Sia posted a tweet on Twitter which hints that the single would be released on September 25.[6] A 15-second preview was uploaded to Sia's Vevo channel on September 23 and the release date was made 1 day earlier to September 24. Sia further updated on her Twitter that it would be released on the morning of September 24. The single was premiered on Snapchat at about 7 a.m. and released to other services soon after.

Composition

"Alive" is written in the key of F♯ minor with a tempo of 100 beats per minute. The song follows a chord progression of F♯m–C♯m–D–F♯m–C♯m–D–B, and Sia's vocals span from F♯3 to E5.[7]

Reception

"Alive" received positive reviews from music critics.Rolling Stone critic Jon Blistein described Furler's vocals as "devastating, electrifying," and wrote, "while the dramatic build of "Alive" sounds straight out of Adele's wheelhouse, the outsized pop production — courtesy of Jesse Shatkin — and the ragged, throat-cracking, enrapturing vocal run Sia embarks on at the end are quintessentially her."[8] "Alive" also came in at #56 on the annual Triple J Hottest 100 for 2015.[9]

Commercial performance

On the Billboard Hot 100, the song debuted at number 56 and selling 54,000 copies in its first week. In Australia, the song debuted at number ten and has been certified Gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association.

Live performances

  • November 7, 2015 – Saturday Night Live
  • December 1, 2015 – The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Voice
  • December 6, 2015 – The X Factor
  • December 9, 2015 – C à vous (France 5)
  • December 11, 2015 - C'Cauet (NRJ)
  • December 11, 2015 - The Graham Norton Show
  • December 31, 2015 - TFI Friday

Track listing

Digital download
  1. "Alive" – 4:23
Remixes
  1. "Alive" (Plastic Plates Remix) – 4:58
  2. "Alive" (Maya Jane Coles Remix) – 5:07
  3. "Alive" (AFSHeeN Remix) – 3:16
  4. "Alive" (Boehm Remix) – 3:50
  5. "Alive" (Cahill Remix) – 4:18
Other Versions
  • Cahill Club Mix – 6:21
  • Cahill Club Edit – 4:17
  • Cahill Radio Edit – 3:14

Music video

The music video for the song directed by Sia and Daniel Askill was released on 5 November 2015. It stars child karate star Mahiro Takano. The music video was filmed in Japan.[10]

A lyric video has been uploaded on October 20, 2015 on Sia's Vevo channel. The video features a black-and-white background, with female figures without their faces shown. Sia wore a black-and-white wig and the lyrics of the song were written on the walls.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "SIA RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE "ALIVE" FROM HER FORTHCOMING ALBUM "THIS IS ACTING"". THE OFFICIAL RCA RECORDS PRESS SITE. 
  2. ^ "Sia Shares "Alive" Co-Written With Adele and Tobias Jesso Jr.". Pitchfork. 
  3. ^ Chau, Thomas (7 September 2015). "Sia Reveals That She Originally Wrote Her Next Single for Adele". Popcrush. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Sia za MMC: "Vsi mislijo, da bodo s slavo postali kul, ljubljeni in posebni"" (in Slovenian). Radiotelevizija Slovenija. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sia: The songs from my new album were rejected by everyone else". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sia 'Alive' Artwork, Release Date Revealed Ahead of New Album 'This Is Acting'". Music Times. 2015-09-22. Retrieved 2015-10-27. 
  7. ^ "Alive". www.musicnotes.com. Retrieved 2016-01-02. 
  8. ^ Blistein, Jon. "Sia Delivers Electrifying Vocals on Bombastic New Song, 'Alive'". Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  9. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100/15/countdown/
  10. ^ http://www.bustle.com/articles/121837-who-is-the-girl-in-sias-alive-music-video-mahiro-takano-is-seriously-impressive
  11. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Sia – Alive". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Ö3 Austria Top40: Single-Charts". orf.at. 
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sia – Alive" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sia – Alive" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  15. ^ "Sia – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Sia. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  16. ^ "Chart Search". Billboard Canada CHR/Top 40 for Sia. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  17. ^ "Chart Search". Billboard Canada Hot AC for Sia. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  18. ^ "ARC 100 - datum izlaska: 17. veljače 2014" (in Croatian). HRT. 16 November 2015. 
  19. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201541 into search.
  20. ^ "Sia: Alive" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  21. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés". SNEP. 
  22. ^ "Chart Track: Week 40, 2015". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  23. ^ "Top Digital - Classifica settimanale WK 47 (dal 2015-11-20 al 2015-11-26)". Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved November 28, 2015. 
  24. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 5 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  25. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100.
  26. ^ "Archive Chart: 2015-10-02". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  27. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201549 into search.
  28. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201541 into search.
  29. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Sia – Alive" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  30. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Sia – Alive". Singles Top 60. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  31. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Sia – Alive". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  32. ^ "Archive Chart: 2015-10-02" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  33. ^ "Sia – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Sia. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  34. ^ "Sia – Chart history" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Sia. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  35. ^ "Sia – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Sia. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  36. ^ Ryan, Gavin (9 January 2016). "ARIA Singles: Justin Bieber 'Love Yourself' Stays at No 1". Noise11. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
   

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