dispatches from the pop scene...minus the corn syrup.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

It's Sia's "Elastic Heart" Video

Sia's "Elastic Heart" video comes about 15 months after the song first appeared on the soundtrack for the second Hunger Games film — i.e. two Hunger Games movies ago — but who's keeping track?

Now with The Weeknd's vocals stripped out, the song's video keeps with Sia's current tradition of staying away from the camera. Instead, a grimy-looking Shia LaBoeuf and Maddie Ziegler (the little girl from the "Chandelier" video) do some interpretive dance inside a giant cage.

The ending is a tear-jerker that just might symbolize Sia's own inner conflict over her pop stardom...or it might just be button-pushing bullshit...and while it's perhaps more of the same after "Chandelier," that doesn't detract from the fact that it's still powerful stuff.