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Music Geek Track Of The Day: Sia’s ‘Big Girls Cry’

Although her latest single, “Elastic Heart“, is currently starting to pick up steam on pop radio, Sia just dropped a new clip for the song “Big Girls Cry” off her 2014 album 1000 Forms Of Fear.

Like previous visuals for tracks off the same album, the video stars Dance Moms ingénue Maddie Ziegler dressed in her now-distinct uniform of flesh-colored unitard and bright blonde wig. Known for her dislike of the spotlight, the singer herself doesn’t appear to make an appearance in the clip — but we have a hunch that the set of hands with red-painted nails might just belong to the Australian pop star.

Choreographed by Ryan Heffington, who also designed the modern moves in videos for “Elastic Heart” and “Chandelier”, Ziegler’s ability to cavort AND emote is truly captivating, especially when you consider most of the action happens only from the waist up.

While the clip might only last three-and-a-half minutes, there are so many incredible moments that we can’t wait to play on-repeat. For example, this thumb-sucking version of “talk to the hand” is kinda brilliant.

Also, we can’t help but think Ziegler kinda looks like a schizophrenic Tavi Gevinson when she freaks out during these frames.

Finally, who can resist someone flexible enough to use their foot as a phone? Bra-va, kiddo.

Before we go stare at ourselves in the mirror and try recreate the above phenomenal facial expressions, we’ve got to admit something: When we first read the name of Sia’s new song, we couldn’t help but think of another tune with a similar title but slightly different message. You know which one we’re talking about, right?

If not, then we’ll just leave this here. Enjoy!

To keep up-to-date on Sia’s every delightfully disjointed move, follow her on Twitter at @sia.

[Photo: PRETTYPUKE c/o RCA Records, GIFs:,]

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