Sia recently got a little help from Lena Dunham for her performance of “Chandelier” on Late Night With Seth Meyers. The Girls mastermind knocked the faces out of stick figures, waved a Sia-like blonde wig around her shoulders and spun in circles for the performance – and that was just in the beginning. Dunham’s performance came off looking like something between “interpretive dance” and the sort of uninhibited miming people do in front of a mirror when they’re making their own music video in their heads. Throughout most of the clip, Sia (or another blonde lookalike) lied face down in bed, “sleeping,” while wiggling her shoulders to the beats as Dunham tried out her whirling dervish routine with an obstinate role of toilet paper. Eventually they spoon.
Sia reemerged from “semi-retirement” last year to begin work on 1000 Forms of Fear, which will come out July 8th. That album contains “Chandelier,” a song for which Sia has already released an official video.
In addition to making the new album, Sia contributed vocals to the song “Beautiful Pain” on Eminem‘s latest, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. She came to regret that decision, though, when LGBT fans criticized her for working with an artist they perceived as homophobic. Sia, who identifies herself as “queer,” said that she would donate all of the proceeds she received from the track to benefit LGBT youth at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.