Sia Furler - Aussie girl singer who made it big in music

Sia Furler from Australia, and part some-time member of Zero 7
Sia Furler from Australia, and part some-time member of Zero 7

Could a woman who joined a music group and who grew so popular that she almost eclipsed the very band she was invited to join - be described as a roaring success? Well, roaring isn't her thing. If you want heavy metal, you're reading the wrong Hub. But if you want to know all about Sia Furler, the blond girl from Down Under who "made good", you came to the right place. You will perhaps recognise her name from the music group Zero 7. Perhaps her talent might even eclipse Zero 7 itself, she has gone from assisting lead vocalist in that group to Mega Star in just a few years. Originally an Aussie girl, she had a proven pedigree musically with the singles “Drink to get drunk”,Taken for granted” and “Little Man” from the album Healing is difficult. The Wookie remix of Little Man is universally loved as a regular fave at Nightclubs the world over, and Sia was being heralded as a future Nelly Furtado or even Lauryn Hill. Sadly due to “difficulties” with her music label Sony, she left them and joined Go! Beat Records. In the following years Sia managed to blend her membership of Zero 7 and the many successes they had together with solo projects such as her solo EP “Don’t Bring Me Down”. Her music was used in films, and her second album “Colour The Small One”, a more downbeat mellow creation that included “Breathe Me” and “Where I Belong”, a track rumoured for inclusion on a Spider Man movie soundtrack. Incredibly the American success of “Breathe Me” came when it was used in the hit TV show Six Feet Under, used to memorable effect.

The girl in the stripey pyjamas (or are they really PJs?)
The girl in the stripey pyjamas (or are they really PJs?)

Sia's distinctive vocal quality is very identifiable and has huge appeal. Thanks to Astralwerks, she re-released the album and it had bonus tracks “Broken Biscuit”, “Sea Shells” and “Breathe me” (which was re-mixed by Ulrich Schnauss and Four Tet) which were all successful. Her presence on Simple Things was like a giant musical Calling Card for her as a vocalist, and sometimes life has a way of paying you back when things go so right. After more releases of new albums “Lady Croissant” and “Some People Have real Problems” and a slew of new singles released, including “Day Too Soon”, “Buttons”, “The Girl You Lost To Cocaine”, and her music being licensed and used in the Beijing Olympics and the Video Game Prince of Persia and the movie The Ultimate Gift, similar to the way Moby licensed his music from the Play album.

Sia & Zero 7

It’s safe to say, Sia Furler had arrived in Style. Requests for appearances on Later with Jools Holland helped to seal her name as an established music artist in her own right, and her new collaboration and creating four “beautiful songs” as she calls them for Christine Aguilera (which features collaborations with Goldfrappe, Le Tigre and Santifold) will endear Sia to yet more music lovers. “Soon We’ll Be Found” and “I Go To Sleep” are yet more reminders why this woman was always destined for greatness in Music, and especially in Zero 7’s seminal album “Simple Things”. (P.s. She is releasing the album “We Are Born” in 2010, just so you know!) I don’t know how she gets the energy to do all the things in her life, but she is a superstar! She won the Aria award for Best Music DVD recently!)

It's pretty clear that whatever Sia does, she will do an amazing job of it all, and she deserves to have the career she has. 2010 looks like it will be a great year for this special lady!

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TattoGuy 6 years ago

Tasty lookin girl, I just loves girls down under, bet you do as well lol ; )


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Anshu Bhatia 6 years ago from Hyderabad

Who cares when you're getting what you want..!!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

@ TattoGuy: Why you cheeky imp! LOL! Girls down under indeed! I love Sia for her amazing music. She rocks! I am a big fan! If I like the artist, I write the Hub Page and tribute accordingly! I was thinking of doing one on a certain Tattoo artist hubbing person...any ideas on who I should write about, Capn? ; )

@ Anshu Bhatia: Not sure what the comment means, directly, Anshu. If you mean Sia Furler, I agree wholeheartedly! If you mean something else, then I am at sea, so please help me out there, thanks!


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Scratches moi head ???


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

You really don't take hint too well! I meant you, you pirate! How long have you been on Hubs - in total months or years? Long enough? It's a neato idea!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

success indeed, thanks for the feature ahe truly deserve it, Cheeky my girl, Maita


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Maita, glad you liked it. Always good to see your smiling face here! : )


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sandipan 6 years ago from India

I have never heard her songs... but it seems that she is quite a talented girl. Nice hub indeed.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

@ sandipan: I am glad you said that because I am going to add a youTube video to her hub, see if I can get her music out there and be heard by hubbers like yourself! Cheers! Thanks for the comments! : )


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DREAM ON 6 years ago

I will have to listen.She sounds truly amazing.Nice hub.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy DREAM ON: Hey, nice to get your comments. Wow, you are in for a treat. Sia has a great voice. And her song writing ability I think really makes her a very bankable star. If I had money to invest in a music star of the future, she would definitely be included. Thanks for popping by, DREAM ON.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Have added new videos as requested by email and some links! Gee, this girl is popular! Have fun, y'awl! : )


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

She is adorable, and also she is bi, but that's just another thing to like about her. You pick the good ones. cheeky!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

What the crap! I didn't know that...well I do now. Heh! Sound familiar, dear?


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

I enjoyed the video and the story Cheeky my girl, great hub, you always exert effort and great research on your hubs, I enjoyed the video as well!

Cheeky, Thank you so much and I am forever grateful to you, your comments are always encouraging and about Jovit he made me cry and epeople like you are an inspiration to me, I love you friend and I am a fan always of caring, sassy and intelligent people like you! HUGS and MWA, Maita


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Maita: I am glad you like the Sia Furler video. I am going to put another one up here. I found a great video for it. I guess you know I am a fan of this lady, just thought I would state the obvious! Heh!

Aw, Maita - Jovit really was so moving to listen to! Everyone should go to your profile page and check out that hub and rate it, it is pure joy! What a gift to the world he is! And just aged 16. Thank you for saying this, my friend! You are making me blush! People will think we are going out picking curtains or something! Heh!! I am just teasing here! But thanks - I know what you mean! Love you too, Maita. Caring, sassy and intelligent are words I use in describing you, actually. Why is it you remind me of...of me? LOL! *Hugs you back* Long life and success, Maita! x


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Cool hub - didn't know too much Sia, you have done a great job of spreading the word.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello billyaustindillon: glad to be spreading the word about the wonderful Sia! Thanks for this! : )


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

Hadn't been familiar with her before this. Sort of a Stevie Nicks feel to her voice, and someone else I can't quite put my finger on at the moment. Interesting.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Springboard: Sia collaborated with Christina Aguillera on her latest album "Bionic" and Sia is known for being a great singer as well as songwriter. The Stevie Nicks thing - yeah, I see what you mean. Sia's voice is totally distinguishable. She is unique. But then, hey, I am a big fan of hers! Thanks for the comments! : )


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Sphinxs Sanctum 3 years ago from Southern United States

I fell in Love with the quality & tone of her voice on "Wild Ones" & went on a search to find its roots. What I found was a truly interesting, quirky person with such uniqueness that I couldn't resist listening to everything I could find! I have shared Sia's music with quite a few people & have found that it is an acquired taste, although I don't know how. No, I don't like everthing I've heard of her creations but the songs that I have liked, I don't Just "like" but Love! And her vocals hold power in so many forms. Glad to have found another fan!


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Cheeky Girl 3 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey Sphinxs Sanctum! My spell checker went bananas trying to spell your name! LOL! She is a musical oddity and joy and revelation wrapped up in a bundle of surprising vocal talent and energy. She can do a lot with a good tune and can enable lyrics more with her style and delivery than a singer who just sings it straight as per the manual. Yes, she does grow on you, I think! You a fan, me a fan! Cheers!

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