Sia teamed up with Kendrick Lamar for her cathartic new single, “The Greatest,” which also has a dance sequence featuring the pop star’s video muse, Maddie Ziegler. While the video does not feature Lamar’s verse, that version of the song can be streamed via Spotify.
Directed by Sia and Daniel Askill, the clip opens with a low drone and cuts between shots of a fraught Ziegler and a crowd of kids trapped in a cage. But as “The Greatest” clicks to life, Ziegler frees the kids and leads them on a choreographed tear throughout the house.
The dancing throughout “The Greatest” is wild and intricate, with Ziegler and the kids also sporting an array of exaggerated facial expressions from elated to plain goofy. Despite the euphoria of “The Dancing,” the clip comes to a solemn close as the kids tire out and wake up behind bars.
“The Greatest” marks Sia’s first new since releasing her This is Acting in January. The singer is set to hit the road in support of the album this fall for her first full-scale tour in five years. The 22-city trek begins September 29th in Seattle.