Sia ‘kind-of-exclusive’ & new Aria nomination


Some People Have Real Problems July 2007

Sia – ‘Bring It To Me’

Listen to

Firstly, commiserations to C W Stoneking, whose nomination in the ‘Breakthrough Artist (Album)’ category was bumped after a calculations error. (Update: word from the man himself is that he was ineligible since his last album was already nominated for an Aria). Secondly, congratulations to Sia, who has is now a contender in said category for her album Some People Have Real Problems alongside her previously-announced nomination for ‘Best Music DVD.’

To commemorate her new nomination, I’ve been sent what is ostensibly an Australian-exclusive. ‘Bring It To Me’ is an outtake from the Some People Have Real Problems sessions, which is largely unreleased except “maybe as a b-side on one of the formats somewhere internationally.” Regardless, I’d not heard it and I’m fairly sure anyone outside of the Sia fanclub won’t have heard it either.

So is it worth hearing? It’s an odd track that mixes Sia’s twee-pop tendencies with a Spaghetti Western backdrop and a chorus that shoots for Santigold. ‘Bring It To Me’ not as good as ‘Buttons’ for sure, but I actually think they should’ve made room for this cut on the album. What do you think?


6 Responses

  1. Anthony

    October 11, 2009 2:31 pm

    Hey, that’s a pretty neat song. It would have fit in the album easily, maybe like a bridge between her softer songs and the quirky songs.

  2. Matt Hickey

    October 12, 2009 5:29 pm

    @Sophie and Anthony, yeah this song should’ve made the cut. I like it the more I hear it.

    @James, the official word I received from Sia’s people is that there was a calculation error and she was meant to be nominated all along. I’m just going on that…

  3. C.W. Stoneking

    October 13, 2009 1:10 pm

    The Breakthrough Artist category is for an album that debuts in the top 50 from an artist who has not received an Aria nomination previously – which I did for King Hokum (best blues & roots album) in 2007. Jungle Blues still has four nominations in this year’s Arias (Best Blues & Roots, Best Independent Release, Best Male Artist, Best Cover Art).



(*) Required, Your email will not be published