Sia, singing-songwriting Queen of Everything, is quite literally “Unstoppable” as of late, having just re-released her seventh studio album This Is Acting and providing a thrilling rendition of “Satisfied” with Miguel and Queen Latifah to the upcoming Hamilton Mixtape.
This week, the “Cheap Thrills” hit-maker keeps the pop goodness coming with the release of “Never Give Up,” her official contribution and main theme to the upcoming film Lion, which stars Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel and Rooney Mara and is set to hit theaters on November 25.
And like the majority of This Is Acting, “Never Give Up” – produced by frequent collaborator Greg Kurstin – is another instance in which Sia severs up some words of encouragement via a self-empowerment anthem: “But I won’t never give up, no, never give up, no, no/ No, I won’t never give up, no, never give up, no, no” she declares in the pre-chorus on top of Bollywood flourishes and “The Greatest“-like pulsations.
To no one’s surprise, the song offers up some particularly strong melodies throughout — the “I’ll find my way, find my way home” chant is a major earworm — resulting in some rather uplifting musical medicine for those of us needing that extra boost. WIN!