Quirky Australian singer Sia released an endearingly silly video for her single “Cheap Thrills” off her 2016 album This Is Acting. Check out the video above.
Like the music videos from her 2014 album 1000 Forms of Fear, Sia’s “Cheap Thrills” features the talents of Maddie Ziegler. The 13-year-old dancer previously appeared in the singer’s videos for her songs “Chandelier,” “Elastic Heart” and “Big Girls Cry.” Like its above mentioned predecessors, “Cheap Thrills” was directed by Australian filmmaker Daniel Askill and Sia herself.
As we’ve come to expect, the artsy Aussie is not the star of the video (although you can see her tucked away in the back of some scenes). Instead Maddie Ziegler is joined by two male dancers moving to the melodic musings of the track. Besides the iconic Sia wig, they wear plain costumes while playfully gliding around a bare room. This is fitting for with lyrics like, “Baby I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight (I love cheap thrills).” The movements in the video all express freedom and playfulness for easy (and cheap) enjoyment.
This video is definitely a cheap thrill and Maddie Ziegler is becoming one of our favorite sources of them. The YouTube title says this is a “Performance Edit,” without any explanation. Perhaps we’ll get another music video for the song sometime in the future with other elements connected to the dancing performance?
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