Hit single Alive was released on September 24th 2015 to announce Sia’s forthcoming album “This is Acting”. She has co-written and co-produced the song with Adele and Tobias Jesso Jr. Alive was written in a writing session with Adele, and was initially meant to be released on Adele’s third album “25”, but the British singer decided at the last minute not to go with the song. After the release, the single received worldwide critical acclaim. However, it was only the tenth highest selling single according to Australia’s ARIA charts, number 17 on France’s SNEP, and only 56th on the US’s Billboard Hot 100.
“Alive” was inspired by Adele’s life, and critics praised the single for both its production and Sia’s voice. Rolling Stone described Sia’s singing as electrifying and devastating. An upbeat vibe with optimistic lyrics which characterize this song has caught the attention of Pop music fans across the world.