The most impressive thing about Sia is the way the camera-shy hitmaker can seemingly write the same song over and over again without it ever feeling like she’s run out of ideas. “Written by Sia” is one of those magical combinations of words that, much like “featuring Nicki Minaj” or “produced by Pharrell Williams,” immediately lets listeners know what’s about to hit. She may rarely show her face, but Sia has nonetheless branded herself a prolific and reliable provider of soaring, hooky anthems that find melancholy in moments of celebration and victory in moments of defeat.
So it’s somewhat fitting that her new collaboration with dance-music pioneer Giorgio Moroder is called “Déjà Vu.” The song title, also the name of the Italian producer’s first solo album in more than 30 years (arriving June 16), is a clever nod to Moroder’s career longevity. It also happens to describe Sia’s work to a T: simultaneously intriguing in its familiarity and thrilling in its newness.