Music Review: Sia, ‘Colour the Small One’

Music Review: Sia, ‘Colour the Small One’

Sia, Colour the Small OneNo wonder it took two years and a big push from the TV soundtrack of Six Feet Under to break Sia’s Colour the Small One. It’s so insular and unassuming; even more so than her work with downtempo group Zero 7. Sia whispers and sulks her way through the moody Colour, rather than stomping and shouting around the pop stage like her many peers. Instead, gentle synthesizers, breezy guitar, and soft piano accompany her vocal rumblings, which are held so close to the chest that they sometimes require an ear to the speakers to discern exactly what she’s saying. But it’s wholly worth the effort, as the record simmers gorgeously across eleven tracks – including highlights “Breathe Me,” “Sweet Potato” and “Where I Belong.” (Astralwerks/EMI)

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