Sia Elastic Heart
Australian singer/songwriter Sia has launched a sequel to her music video hit “Chandelier“, reprising the role of child dancer Maddie Ziegler alongside Shia Labeouf. Shia LaBeouf and Maddie Ziegler, in muddied flesh coloured costume, interact each other inside a metal cage, at times close and affectionate, at other times taunting and distant. The music video finishes with LaBeouf’s character caught within the cage, unable to respond to the call of Ziegler’s character outside the cage.
Sia, on her website, has responded to concerns about the connection between a 12 year old girl and a 28 year old man. “I anticipated some ‘pedophelia!!!’ cries for this video. All I can say is Maddie and Shia are two of the only actors I felt could play these two warring ‘sia’ self states. I apologize to those who feel triggered by Elastic Heart My intention was to create some emotional content, not to upset anybody.”
Elastic Heart was originally recorded for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, featuring The Weeknd & Diplo, and has appeared on Sia’s sixth studio album 1000 Forms of Fear.
The Sia Elastic Heart music video was filmed by directors Sia and Daniel Askill via Radical Media, with choreographer Ryan Heffington director of photography Sebastian Winterø and producer Jack Hogan.