Sia’s critically-acclaimed fourth studio album Some People Have Real Problems is being released on vinyl for the first time on May 26, per a press release. The double-LP, which comes in a two-pocket jacket with printed inner sleeves, is available for pre-order now on Amazon.
Sia is a multifaceted music artist who penned a long list of songs for big stars like Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Celine Dion and Rihanna before breaking out with her own solo music career. She is widely known for her 2014 chart-topping sixth studio album 1000 Forms of Fear. The raw, vulnerable record filled with sweeping choruses immediately caught the world’s attention. Its gripping lead single, “Chandelier,” went on to receive widespread positive reviews and multiple Grammy nominations.
Some People Have Real Problems features four singles, “Day Too Soon,” “The Girl You Lost To Cocaine,” “Soon We’ll Be Found” and “Buttons.” American alt-rocker Beck makes a notable cameo on two tracks, “Academia” and “Death By Chocolate.”
Sia told Rolling Stone she used the album’s title phrase to respond to people who complained about traffic during the recording process. She’d say, “Some people have real problems. Like they’re waiting for a lung or don’t have a mum.”
The internationally-renowned songstress is known for incorporating performance art into live shows that involve dancers and other theatrical elements as she sings. She is a powerhouse vocalist with a soaring range and sweeping sense of musical drama. She’s also known for the two-toned wigs she wears with bangs that cover the top half of her face as she performs.
Sia’s seventh studio album, This is Acting, spawned her first No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single “Cheap Thrills” and garnered three more Grammy nominations, including Best Pop Vocal Album. Her subsequent first arena tour, The Nostalgic for the Present Tour was a critical success.
Fans who have already embraced the soulful magic Sia brings with her fourth studio album can now treasure it in another format. Given the recent resurgence of vinyl releases, the brand-new vinyl edition of Some People Have Real Problems is a must-have for both Sia fans and vinyl collectors.
Some People Have Real Problems Track List:
A1: Little Black Sandals
A3: Day Too Soon
B1: You Have Been Loved
B2: The Girl You Lost To Cocaine
B4: I Go To Sleep
C2: Death By Chocolate
C3: Soon We'll Be Found
C4: Electric Bird
D1: Beautiful Calm Driving