Singer reveals plans for follow up to '1000 Forms Of Fear' to NME

Sia has confirmed that she has finished work on a new studio album titled ‘This Is Acting’.

The singer, who released latest solo album ‘1000 Forms Of Fear’ in 2014, has already written and recorded its follow up and reveals early details of the record in an exclusive interview with NME which is on newsstands from tomorrow andavailable digitally.

Claiming that she only released ‘1000 Forms Of Fear’ to get out of a record deal, Sia said: “Basically, I put this out to get out of my publishing deal.

“I was planning to be a pop song writer for other artists. But my publishing deal was as an artist so I had to put one more album out. I didn’t want to get famous so I kept all the songs I wanted and had a lot of fun making it.”

However, the success of the album has spurred her on to make more music. “I’m super productive. I have a full album ready to go and it’s much more pop,” she revealed. “I’m calling it ‘This Is Acting’ because they are songs I was writing for other people, so I didn’t go in thinking ‘this is something I would say’. It’s more like play-acting. It’s fun.”

Sia has written songs for Beyoncé, Eminem and Rihanna among many others in recent years and ‘Wolves’ her collaboration with Kanye Westwas revealed earlier this month during New York Fashion Week.

Elsewhere in the interview she discussed the possibility of playing live as well as what led her to retiring from living life in the public eye.