Sia to release live DVD
SIA releases her first full-length DVD, TV is My Parent, on May 18. Showcasing the many different sides to this quirky, idiosyncratic star, the DVD features a live concert recorded at the Hiro Ballroom in NYC on September 12, 2007, four music videos from her latest studio album, some people have REAL problems, and a bevy of “behind the scenes” videos shot by Sia and her friends while on tour.
The past couple of years have been incredible for the Australian-born but New York-dwelling artist. Her third solo album, some people have REAL problems, released in January 2008, picked up great reviews both in the UK and the US, and landed on many critics’ “Best of 2008” lists, being named “#1 Pop Album of 2008” and “#4 Album of 2008” on iTunes U.S. Secret track ‘Buttons’ caused obsessive fans to flood the internet with their own versions of its face-mangling video, after celebrity blogger Perez Hilton helped make it a YouTube smash with over a million views. Sia’s MySpace page subsequently had over 10 million plays.
TV is My Parent captures some of the best moments of the past two years. The disc kicks off with amazing live concert footage recorded at the Hiro Ballroom in 2007, where she performed tracks from some people have REAL problems and Colour The Small One, as well as some older material originally recorded in collaboration with Zero 7. It also features all four of the music videos created for some people have REAL problems, including the seminal ‘Buttons’, as well as the sylph-like beauty of ‘Soon We’ll Be Found’, plus behind the scenes footage from her 2008 North American tour.
TV is My Parent content and production details:
Hiro Ballroom Concert
§ directed by Nic Wrathall
§ set design by David Korins
§ production company: NEW ORIGINAL WORKS, Inc.
§ mixed in 5.1 and stereo
§ recorded September 12, 2007
§ featuring tracks from some people have REAL problems and Colour The Small One and live versions of collaborations from her days with ZERO 7.
· “Buttons”, directed by Kris Moyes
· “Day Too Soon”, directed by Cat Solen
· “The Girl You Lost To Cocaine”, directed by Kris Moyes
· “Soon We'll Be Found”, directed by Claire Carre
Where The Magic Happens
On Tour and Behind the Scenes with Sia - North American Tour (February/March 2008), directed by Dallas Clayton and edited by Kevin Clark
… plus hidden clips throughout the DVD for the serious fans
Sia is currently promoting the release of some people have REAL problems throughout Europe and Australia, and will begin recording the follow up to that album in late spring 2009.
Clips: Day Too Soon / Destiny / The Girl You Lost To Cocaine