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Sia in Studio at WFUV - 03/13/2008

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Sia: A Quick Wit, A Strong Voice

Sia: A Quick Wit, A Strong Voice

Sia in Studio at WFUV - 03/13/2008

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Just The Music

Little Black Sandals

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Lentil

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Buttons

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Breathe Me

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The Girl You Lost To Cocaine

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Performers

Sia Furler (vocals)

Sam Dixon (bass)

Gus Seyffert (guitar)

Brian Lebarton (keyboard)

Oliver Krause (cello)

Felix Bloxsom (drums)

Sia's latest release is called Some People Have Real Problems. Courtesy of Sia hide caption

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Sia arrived at WFUV on the occasion of the release of her new album, Some People Have Real Problems. The following day, the release also found her running around New York City in a double-decker bus decorated with her image. The marketing people had a good day when they came up with that idea — it suited her well!

I had seen Sia perform live a few times, so I was well aware of her quick wit and general goofiness — and you'll get a good dose of both in this interview.

More About Sia

The powerful Australian singer first made waves in the U.K. music world with a series of solo releases in the early part of the decade. Collaborations with musicians like Beck and the downtempo collective Zero 7 also raised her profile. And after her song "Breathe Me" was featured in the series finale of HBO's Six Feet Under, her voice finally gained recognition stateside. Now, Sia's new album Some People Have Real Problems is played widely to U.S. audiences. It was released on the Starbucks label, Hear Music.

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