Genres: Pop Music
Artists: Sia
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This Is Acting is the seventh studio album by Australian singer and songwriter Sia. It was released on 29 January 2016 by Inertia, Monkey Puzzle and RCA Records. The album is mostly composed of songs written by Sia for other pop artists that were not included on their albums. Sia described songwriting for others as “play-acting,” hence the title This Is Acting.

“Alive”, the album’s lead single, was released on 24 September 2015. The second single, “Cheap Thrills”, was released on 11 February 2016, becoming a top 5 in a number of markets and marking her first number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. The remix of the track featured guest vocals from Sean Paul. A deluxe edition of This Is Acting was released on 21 October 2016 featuring seven new tracks, including the single remix of “Cheap Thrills” and the solo and Kendrick Lamar-assisted versions of “The Greatest”. The fourth single, “Move Your Body” was released on 6 January 2017. The singles “Cheap Thrills” and “The Greatest” both reached the top 5 in numerous countries. The singles “Alive” and “Move your Body” only managed to reach the top 100 in numerous countries.

The album received generally positive reviews from music critics, who complimented Sia’s vocals and deemed it a concept album. However, some criticized the impersonal and indirect nature of the songs. The album debuted at number one in Australia, and also reached number four on the US Billboard 200, selling 81,000 album equivalent units in its first week—of which 68,000 were from pure album sales, becoming Sia’s highest first week sales in the country. To further promote the album, Sia embarked on the accompanying Nostalgic for the Present Tour in September 2016. This Is Actingwas nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album.

 

Track list

                 Title                               Writer(s)                                   Producer(s)      Length
1.“Bird Set Free”
  • Sia Furler
  • Greg Kurstin
Kurstin4:12
2.“Alive”
  • Furler
  • Adele Adkins
  • Tobias Jesso Jr.
Jesse Shatkin4:23
3.“One Million Bullets”
  • Furler
  • Shatkin
Shatkin4:12
4.“Move Your Body”
  • Furler
  • Kurstin
Kurstin4:07
5.“Unstoppable”
  • Furler
  • Chris Braide
Shatkin3:37
6.“Cheap Thrills”
  • Furler
  • Kurstin
Kurstin3:31
7.“Reaper”
  • Furler
  • Kanye West
  • Dom $olo
  • Noah Goldstein
  • Charles Misodi Njapa
  • West
  • Dom $olo
  • Goldstein
  • 88-Keys
  • Shatkin
  • Jake Sinclair
3:39
8.“House on Fire”
  • Furler
  • Jack Antonoff
  • Shatkin
  • Antonoff
  • Sinclair
4:01
9.“Footprints”
  • Furler
  • Tyler Williams
  • Josh Valle
  • Nikhil Seetharam
  • T-Minus
  • Valle
  • Seetharam
  • Shatkin
3:13
10.“Sweet Design”
  • Furler
  • Kurstin
  • Mark Andrews
  • Desmond Child
  • Robi Rosa
  • Tim Kelley
  • Bob Robinson
  • Marquis Collins
  • Joseph Longo
Kurstin2:25
11.“Broken Glass”
  • Furler
  • Shatkin
  • Jasper Leak
Shatkin4:25
12.“Space Between”
  • Furler
  • Braide
  • Cameron Deyell
  • Braide
4:47

 

source: wikipedia

Lyrics

I'll smile, I know what it takes to fool this town
I'll do it 'til the sun goes down
And all through the night time, oh yeah,
Oh, yeah, I'll tell you what you want to hear
Keep my sunglasses on while I shed a tear
It's never the right time, yeah, yeah

I'll put my armor on,
Show you how strong I am
I'll put my armor on,
I'll show you that I am

I'm unstoppable
I'm a Porsche with no brakes
I'm invincible
Yeah, I win every single game
I'm so powerful
I don't need batteries to play
I'm so confident
I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today [3x]
I'm unstoppable today

I break down, only alone I will cry out loud
You'll never see what's hiding out
Hiding out deep down, yeah, yeah
I know I've heard that to let your feelings show
Is the only way to make friendships grow
But I'm too afraid now, yeah, yeah

I'll put my armor on,
Show you how strong I am
I'll put my armor on,
I'll show you that I am

I'm unstoppable
I'm a Porsche with no brakes
I'm invincible
Yeah, I win every single game
I'm so powerful
I don't need batteries to play
I'm so confident
I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today [3x]
I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today [3x]
I'm unstoppable today

I'll put my armor on,
Show you how strong I am
I'll put my armor on,
I'll show you that I am

I'm unstoppable
I'm a Porsche with no brakes
I'm invincible
Yeah, I win every single game
I'm so powerful
I don't need batteries to play
I'm so confident
I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today [3x]
I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today [3x]
I'm unstoppable today

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