Sia's forced album release
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 February 2015
Sia only released a solo album last year, '1000 Forms of Fear', so she could get out of her recording contract
Sia only released an album to get out of her record contract.
The 'Chandelier' hitmaker hates being in the spotlight and prefers writing for other artists but brought out a well-received solo album '1000 Forms of Fear' last year purely because it was in the terms of her publishing deal.
She explained: "Basically, I put this out to get out of my publishing deal.
"I was planning to be a pop songwriter for other artists, but my publishing deal was as an artist, so I had to put one more album out.
"I didn't want to get famous, so I just kept all the songs I wanted and had a lot of fun making it."
And though she only made the record to fulfil her obligations, the 39-year-old singer - who has penned tracks for the likes of Beyoncé and Rihanna - admitted she already has another record ready for release, containing music originally written for other people.
She told NME magazine: "I'm super-productive. I have a full album ready to go and it's much more pop. I'm calling it 'This is Acting' because they are songs I was writing for other people, so I didn't go in thinking, 'This is something I would say'.
"It's more like play-acting. It's fun."