Sia`s ‘We Are Born` is a hit

Updated: Jun 22, 2010, 12:14 PM IST

London: While many contemporary singers try desperately to create the next big party song, Sia — with little effort — easily wins with the infectious jam ‘Bring Night.’

That`s just one of the many gems on her fourth studio release, ‘We Are Born.’ It`s the follow-up to 2008`s "Some People Have Real Problems," a brilliantly crafted CD that was morose and downbeat.

But Sia switches it up on her latest effort — and change has never been better.

‘Clap Your Hands,’ with its killer hook, is addictive, as is the relationship anthem ‘The Fight,’ which properly — and cheerfully — opens the disc.

Even when the 34-year-old`s not singing happy songs, like on ‘Stop Trying,’ where she advises "We like you, this is a game already won," the uptempo sound never fails.

She still leaves room for her touching ballads too: The eerie-sounding ‘I`m In Here’ and the exceptional ‘Be Good to Me’ are both pleas to a lover. And there`s also a nicely done cover of Madonna`s ‘Oh Father.’

More than halfway past this year, ‘We Are Born’ is surely one of the year`s brightest albums.

Check this track out: Sirens blast, hands clap and Sia jams on the dance tune ‘Bring Night.’

Bureau Report