Watch Sia’s Martial-Arts Themed Video for “Alive”


Sia finally gives Maddie Ziegler a break, shining the spotlight on another talented youngster in her music video for “Alive,” the lead single from upcoming album This is Acting.

“Alive” is directed by Daniel Askill, who also helmed the music video to “Chandelier,” and the two share a similar concept: a desolate room, a kid in a wig, and an emphasis on kinesiology. But instead of a lively modern dance syncopated with the song, the little girl’s movement in “Alive” is more trenchant; she karate chops and kicks her way throughout an abandoned warehouse, and even lets out several muted “kiai” screams.

Watch “Alive” below:

This is Acting will be released on January 29th, 2016.