|Song by Sia|
|Writer(s)||Sia, Jesse Shatkin|
|Producer(s)||Greg Kurstin, Jesse Shatkin|
“Chandelier” is a song by Australian singer Sia from her sixth studio album, 1000 Forms of Fear (2014). Written by Sia and Jesse Shatkin and produced by Shatkin and Greg Kurstin, the song was released on March 17, 2014 as the lead single from the album. It is an electropop song, featuring electronica, R&B and reggae influences. Lyrically, the song has a melancholic theme, detailing the demoralization and rationalization of alcoholism through the thought process of a “party girl.” More broadly, the song speaks to the fleeting feelings of release and abandon that come with intoxication, as well as the pain, guilt and emptiness that accompany addiction, alcoholism and hedonistic excess.
Adele sang a snippet of the song during one of her shows on the Adele Live 2016 tour in support of her third studio album, 25. Previously, Adele had worked with Sia on “Alive” and “Bird Set Free,” cuts from 25 that were ultimately recorded by Sia for her seventh studio album, This Is Acting.