Ahead of next month’s release of her anticipated album This Is Acting, Sia has taken to The X Factor to perform the record’s lead single Alive.

Originally written in partnership with (and for) Adele, Alive has been described as a song “about Adele’s life”, written in her perspective for her third album 25, however rejected during the final tracklisting (the cut was also rejected by Rihanna, remarkably).

Anyhow, catch the full performance below; This Is Acting, which comprises of all songs written by Sia for other artists, lands on 29th January:


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