December 17, 2015


Sia Unveils ‘Cheap Thrills’: New Single Originally Written for Rihanna

While Rihanna’s ANTI album still may be a ways away, we at least have a great new Rihanna song… from Sia! The Australian singer-songwriter has released “Cheap Thrills,” a track originally written for Rihanna that will appear on Sia’s This Is Acting full-length.

“Cheap Thrills,” which was issued on Wednesday (Dec. 16), sounds like it could have feasibly shown up on a Rihanna track list, in the same way the Sia-penned “Diamonds” sounds like it could have been owned by its co-writer. Sia previously released “Alive” and “Bird Set Free,” both at one point intended for Adele, from her This Is Acting album.

Sia’s follow-up to 1000 Forms of Fear is due out Jan. 29, 2016, while Rihanna’s next LP still lacks a set-in-stone release date. Sia recently told a story of Rih stopping by her house, looking for new songs for ANTI.