SIA - COLOUR THE SMALL ONE
Format: Compact Disc
On her first internationally released album, COLOUR THE SMALL ONE, Australian singer Sia Furler presents a graceful and assured set that is rooted in chilled-out electronica. This may come as no surprise to fans of Sia's work with Zero 7, though instead of attempting to re-create that group's lounge/jazz sound, she opts for a gentle, folk-tinged vibe, even enlisting Beck for a writing assist on "The Bully", a breezy, though slightly ominous, track.
The real standout of COLOUR, however, is "Breathe Me", a gorgeously spare, soulful tune that was prominently featured in the final season of the lauded TV series SIX FEET UNDER. Exuding an invitingly dreamy atmosphere, Sia's record is sure to garner a coveted spot in caf rotation alongside Beth Orton, Bjork, and other like-minded artists. (Note: The U.S. version includes four bonus tracks, including remixes of "Breathe Me" by Four Tet and Ulrich Schnauss.)
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