1000 Forms of Fear

March 17th, 2014

Party Girl details the shifting, desperate thought process of an active alcoholic--needing to surround herself with people looking for a good time at night, then needing to run from the shame in the morning. Most of the time though, she's just holding on for tonight...or, more importantly, for dear life.

Did you know?

  • The single charted within the top five of record charts in countries including Australia, Norway, Scotland, Poland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom and was a top 10 hit in Canada. On the US Billboard Hot 100, the song peaked at number 9.
  • Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, better known mononymously as Sia, was born in Adelaide, South Australia on December 18, 1975.
  • As a writer, Furler has collaborated with many artists including Christina Aguilera, Eminem, David Guetta, Flo Rida,Afrojack, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Lea Michele, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Kylie Minogue, Leona Lewis, Hilltop Hoods, Katy Perry, Kesha, Rita Ora, Britney Spears, Jessie J, Oh Land, Angel Haze, Celine Dion, and Maroon 5.
  • Her parents were both in an Adelaide rockabilly band called The Soda Jerx. Furler is the niece of UK-based actor/singer Kevin Colson. Singer/songwriter Colin Hay of Men at Work, though not related, is affectionately known as "Uncle Colin."
  • In 1997, Furler and her boyfriend planned to travel together on a world trip; she stopped off in Thailand while he continued to London. There, he was killed in a traffic accident a week before Furler was due to arrive.
  • She counts Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Sting as her early influences.