We Are Born is Sia's most successful album to date. Graduating from a chilled jazz feel, she experiments with a mainly upbeat dance-pop list. The vibrant pink cover with a sequined Sia hints at the quirky and bubbly music within. We Are Born is truly dance-floor material, perfect for a party.
Pumping bass, catchy lines and high-speed keys get the adrenaline going, and Sia uses chants to avoid the annoyingly repetitive nature of most dance tracks.
The hit single Clap Your Hands perfectly embodies the album: a sultry voice highlighted by drum and bass beats. Claps are woven into the background, while delightful coos sound at just the right intervals. You can't help but tap your feet to the sunny tempo.
Sia's cover of Madonna's Oh Father shows that her newfound dance groove has not replaced the hauntingly sweet melodies that propelled her to fame. The track pays tribute to Madonna while showcasing Sia's style.
If her previous albums can be called coffee-house jazz, then We Are Born is a highly caffeinated shot of espresso, guaranteed to infect you with its energy.
YP rating: 4/5