It’s a good day to be Sia, isn’t it? (It’s probably always a good day to be Sia.) This morning saw the debut of the new song she wrote for Beyonce, “Standing On the Sun” (by way of a very expensive and gorgeous H&M commercial, which isn’t exactly a Ryan Seacrest radio premiere, but hey, Beyonce’s got her own strategy here and don’t you dare get in Beyonce’s way). Now, Refinery29 has premiered her contribution to the upcoming star-studded Great Gatsby soundtrack, “Kill and Run.”
Sia knows her way around a ballad, and “Kill and Run” is a big one, with soaring, smoky vocals and production that’s elegant in its simplicity. Like Lana Del Rey‘s “Young & Beautiful,” Sia’s song is cinematic and montage-ready, especially in the song’s final moments, which sees her unleash with some mighty vocal runs and epic strings. Listen below.
Sia — “Kill and Run”