Sia Joins Forces With David Guetta & Afrojack For An Explosive “Helium” Remix
Sia joined forces with David Guetta and Afrojack for an explosive remix of “Helium” in honor of her new MAC Cosmetics X Viva Glam collaboration. Originally included on the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, the song is an evocative ballad that showcases her soaring vocals. On it, the Aussie realizes she is stronger with a loved one by her side. It is a sentiment that relates back to her new line with the company, which is a labor of love.
The “Chandelier” siren partnered with her frequent collaborator Maddie Ziegler to design a red-hued lipstick. Sia announced the project last month, and it launched in stores and online today (January 25). All proceeds from sales directly benefit the M.A.C. Aids Fund, and the newly released remix will be used in marketing materials.
“I’m trying, but I keep falling down. I cry out, but nothing comes now. I’m giving my all, and I know peace will come,” she resolutely announces over the song’s original piano accompaniment on the opening lines. Things take a turn for the better as she reaches out to a loved one who provides the ultimate fix. “Your love lifts me up like helium. Your love lifts me up when I’m down,” she proclaims in a joyful moment of release. The production swirls underneath her as she moves into the chorus, eventually boiling over into an extended instrumental break complete with bellowing sirens and glistening synths.
It is unclear why she decided to revisit “Helium;” however, the remix vibrates with new life and could become a massive hit. This marks the second time the hitmaker has raised funds for HIV/AIDS in the last year. In June she partnered with the #endHIV campaign to release her inspiring ballad, “Free Me.” It is also worth noting that Sia has decided to remove her oversized wig and bare her face on the joyful cover. This is one of the first times she has publicly shown her face since returning to the scene in 2014. Considering the importance of the project, it is hard to imagine a worthier moment to break from tradition. Give the song a spin below!