In the world of television, orange is indeed the new black, but here in the music industry, performance edits of music videos are the new black, and it’s barely surprising that Sia’s ‘Cheap Thrills’ follows suit – especially considering throughout her ‘mainstream’ career, Sia has constantly shrouded herself in a monochromatic wig of mystery.
Also to no surprise, Maddie Ziegler has reprised her role as Sia’s personal dance prodigy because Sia’s probably a lot easier to work for in comparison to Abby Lee Miller. Plus #squadgoals. Right?
Sia actually wrote the song for Rihanna with the intention that it would be included on the ANTI album. Unfortunately RiRi declined the track – likely because declaring you ‘don’t need dollar bills to have fun’ would contradict the importance of us bitches having her money – and such is life.
P.S. If you prefer to BOUNCE WITH IT GIRL and watch the Sean Paul inclusive version, then l got you: