Sia just released a lyric video for her latest single, “Cheap Thrills” and the newly released radio edit features rapper, Sean Paul! Sia teased a “new version” of the This Is Acting track before announcing the rapper’s feature on the single.
The fifties style lyric video gives the track a “swell” makeover, and surely features the singer’s iconic blonde bob. In the video, the Dance Stage USA host holds a “Cheap Thrills” vinyl and asks one woman’s thoughts on the new single to which she responds, “I think its got a good beat and you can dance to it!” Corny? Yes, but to be fair she’s not wrong!
Sean Paul is the missing piece of the “Cheap Thrills” puzzle that we never knew was missing. In the radio edit, the rapper gives Sia a proper Sean Paul introduction and lends his vocals to the chorus and bridge.
“You’re worth more than diamonds, more than gold,” he sings behind Sia’s hook. To be honest, we’re just excited to see him in a Sia- style performance of the song!
Check out video below:
“Cheap Thrills” was originally written for Rihanna’s ANTi, but was rejected along with the majority of This Is Acting‘s tracklist. The track works well with the theme of the singer’s latest LP, which Sia says stems from songs that weren’t really meant for her, hence the name.
She announced the gimmick in an interview, “I’m calling it This Is Acting because they are songs I was writing for other people, so I didn’t go into it thinking, ‘This is something I would say,’” she said. “It’s more like play-acting. It’s fun.”