Sia has confirmed that she sang the vocals for a song supposedly by Lorde in a 2014 episode of South Park.
Last year South Park aired an episode in which it emerged that Lorde was, in fact, 45-year-old geologist Randy Marsh, father of lead character Stan. The story began in one episode, ‘The Cissy’, and concluded in ‘Gluten Free Ebola’ and featured the fictional Lorde song ‘Push (Feel Good on a Wednesday)’.
At the time it was rumoured that Sia sang the vocals for ”Push (Feel Good on a Wednesday)’ but, speaking to NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, she confirmed that it was her who was involved in the song.
“Yeah, it was me,” she admits. “Trey [Parker, South Park co-creator] wrote it though. I was like, ‘Dude, you need to do this for a living’. That “push push” chorus is so catchy, it’s crazy. When I realised it might be mean to Lorde I felt bad but I went ahead and did it anyway. I figured she’d find it funny. I love her!”
Lorde has previously spoken about her amusement over the episode in which she was parodied.
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Elsewhere in the interview, Sia confirms the name of her next album as well as what led her to retiring from living life in the public eye.
She also said that she is finding it increasingly difficult to maintain her policy of not playing live, admitting that at some point she may embark on a tour.
Sia has written songs for Beyoncé, Eminem and Rihanna among many others in recent years and ‘Wolves’ her collaboration with Kanye West was revealed earlier this month during New York Fashion Week.