Sia will release her new album This Is Acting in January, and on Friday the Australian singer unveiled “One Million Bullets,” the latest single off her 1000 Forms of Fear follow-up. The atmospheric, expressive track starts off on a hushed tone before unfurling an infectious, soaring chorus that has become a staple of Sia’s work. “One million bullets could come my way / But I want you to know that / I’d take a million, babe / How many would you take,” Sia asks on the chorus.
Jesse Shatkin, the co-writer of Sia’s smash “Chandelier,” produced “One Million Bullets.” Sia previously said of her upcoming album, which features songs she wrote for other artists before recording them herself, “It’s much more pop. I’m calling it This Is Acting because they are songs I was writing for other people, so I didn’t go in thinking, ‘This is something I would say.’ It’s more like play-acting. It’s fun.”
While This Is Acting‘s first two singles – “Bird Set Free” and “Alive” – were penned with Adele in mind, it’s unclear who “One Million Bullets” was originally destined for. This Is Acting is due out January 29th.