With two major label solo albums already under her belt, Sia has enjoyed worldwide success and recognition both as a solo artist and as the vocalist for Zero 7 (Simple Things, When It Falls and The Garden). Sia made her first U.S. splash as a solo artist when her song "Breathe Me” was featured in the final episode of the HBO cable television series "Six Feet Under” in late 2005, and which shot to #1 on iTunes the following day. Since then Sia has continued to gain critical acclaim and a growing fan base, touring this past month to sold-out shows across the U.S. in anticipation of her new release.
The new music on some people have REAL problems is at once upbeat, quirky, and achingly gorgeous, featuring incredible song writing and lush arrangements. Sia also enlisted the help of a few talented friends when recording some people have REAL problems, including Beck, who sings on a track called "Academia.” The video for standout track "Buttons,” which is featured as a hidden track on some people have REAL problems, has already garnered Sia a bit of attention after being posted by blogger Perez Hilton. The video has taken off virally, charting as the #1 most linked and #2 most viewed clip on YouTube the week it was leaked onto the Internet.
On the album’s release on Hear Music Sia says "It’s an incredible honor for me to be a part of the Hear Music team, I am a huge admirer of the artists they have championed in the past and am thrilled that at this stage in my career we can be an exciting part of each other's future.”
"Sia is a strikingly original artist who embodies the trailblazing spirit of Hear Music,” says Ken Lombard, president Starbucks Entertainment who oversees Hear Music. "Hear Music is proud to co-release Sia’s new album with Monkey Puzzle Records.”