Sad Musicians Make Better Music

While waiting for a meeting to begin, I perused the Spotify playlist of a colleague. One of the only names I recognized was Sia.

Aaaah Sia, … How I used to love her. Beautiful songs (both solo and with Zero 7) , wrought with pain, doubt, passion and a splash of quirkiness. Think “Soon we’ll be found” or “Destiny” and above all “Breathe me” (which also featured in the most impressive final of one of the most beautiful and slightly quirky TV shows ever), here in a live version in the KCRW studio’s in 2007;

Sia – Breathe Me (KCRW 2007)

Watch this video on YouTube.

But I’m afraid the love affair is over, Sia confessed to being happy now and the song on the Spotify playlist was David Guetta’s rather horrible Titanium which Sia provided vocals for. And recent Sia-tracks like “Chandelier“,  “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile“, “You’ve changed” or these “7 Songs You Didn’t Know Were Written by Sia” don’t really move me either. I wish Sia all the happiness in the world, but I wish she was still sad. If only a tad.

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