Release date: Jan. 29, 2016
Photography: Sia, Erik Lang
Art direction: Sia
Design: Michelle Holme & Sia
Label: Inertia / Monkey Puzzle / RCA
Sia’s This Is Acting, and all of the single covers from the album, make a point to hide or distort her face, or offer the faces of other unknown characters in split black/blonde wigs. It’s effective in continuing her evolving aesthetic, carried over from 1000 Forms of Fear, and driving the theme of “acting” home further; on the album, Sia gathered songs she wrote that were rejected by big pop names to piece together something new.