What do you get when you mix two of the most original singers out there? Pure pop artistry, that’s what. Sia and FKA Twigs are both masters of powerful yet delicate music, and this cover of Elastic Heart is the perfect way to illustrate it. Sure, Sia’s music videos have been controversial, and, sure, FKA Twigs is not everyone’s cup of tea, but somehow, the latter pulled off a universally moving cover of what is certainly one of 2015’s best pop singles. She took a song with its own strong identity and tweaked it into something that fits right into her own artistic universe, proving once again that whether you like her or not, she knows where she’s going and isn’t afraid of taking you there with her.
Stream Twigs’ Elastic Heart below:
Words by Jillian Blandenier