Sia Furler, who usually goes just by Sia, is an Australian artist and songwriter that has captured hearts all around the world with her voice — she is an absolute power house — and lyrical mastery. Her musical career began in the mid-90s when she did vocals for the acid jazz band Crisp. As a songwriter, she penned “Pretty Hurts” for Beyoncé and collaborated with Britney Spears for “Perfume,” to name a few. She has also written and recorded her own top hits such as “Chandelier,” from her 2014 album 1000 Forms of Fear, and “Elastic Heart,” originally produced with The Weeknd and Diplo for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, later re-released as a solo version in 2015. And on top of all this, she has retained an air of mystery. She’s made a risky choice in the music industry: she does not show her face during her appearances and performances for a number of reasons. However, the wind worked against her during a recent concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, revealing her face briefly to fans. More on why Sia chooses to remain private and photos below.That’s what both fans have been scribbling all over the Internet. If you’ve followed international pop sensation Sia, you know what she looks like, or you’ve searched her on Google Images, but you also know that she prefers to appear in public like this.
In an interview with ABC News in 2014, she explained that she did not want to be publicly scrutinized. “I’ve been writing pop songs for pop stars for a couple years and see what their lives are like and that’s just not something I want,” she voiced.
“I thought, ‘What doesn’t exist in pop music at the moment’? And it was mystery.”
“Well, it’s so that I can go to Target and buy a hose if I want to. Or if I’m in need of a restroom and I can’t find one, I could go by the side of the road.”
If you’re a talented artist that continues to produce good music, chances are you’re going to be recognized anyway. However, that doesn’t keep Sia from sticking to her guns, and it seems to be working out quite well for her. Here she is with Kanye West for their collaboration of “Reaper” in 2015.
Sia has used everything from two-toned wigs to oversized bows to accomplish her “public privacy.”
Very few people could pull off the bow like Sia. If you haven’t already watched this playful performance, you should definitely take a minute to!
Sia also refuses to show her face at public appearances, no matter how glamorous.
The same applies to public performances, but she still captures her audience with her unique style and, of course, her incredible voice.
Watching her live may seem strange at first, but once you hear her voice, it doesn’t even matter that you don’t see her face. Her performances will tug at your heartstrings.
The Australian singer-songwriter often includes other talents with her on stage. Here she is during an emotional performance with signing mime Bradley LeConey.
You probably recognize the young girl, Maddie Ziegler, next to Sia. She’s an award winning dancer that has starred in some of Sia’s music videos, such as “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart,” as well as some live performances.
Sia blew away a large audience at the most recent Coachella music and arts festival. Here she is with professional dancer Stephanie Mincone. Mincone did a fantastic job as clips of Maddie played in the background.
During her performance at Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado this past June, a gust of wind blew Sia’s hair and revealed a bit of her face.
But you know what? Despite the incident, Sia still has a powerful sense of mystery and incomparable twinkle about her, and that’s why we love her.