Sia danced back into our ears on Wednesday (Sept. 13) with her bouncy new single, “Gimme Love,” a soaring plea to do just what the title says. “You don’t want to fight for me/ But babe that’s what I need/ Please now just this once/ Fight for me baby/ Sing baby,” the singer/songwriter urges before sliding into one of her patented earworm choruses: “Come now/ Do this just for me/ I don’t ask for much/ Gimme love, gimme love, gimme love, baby.”
The song is the initial taste of Sia’s first new solo pop album in eight years, Reasonable Woman, which she said in a post is due out in the spring of next year; at press time no track listing or exact release date had been announced, though pre-orders for the LP are slated to arrive in May.
Sia’s last studio album was 2016’s This Is Acting, which was mostly comprised of songs she wrote for other artists that were not released on their albums and featured the singles “Alive,” “Cheap Thrills,” “The Greatest” and “Unstoppable.” She followed up with the holiday album Everyday Is Christmas in 2017 and the 2021 soundtrack album Music — Songs From and Inspired by the Motion Picture, the companion to her directorial debut of the same name.
The Reasonable Woman cover art features an image of a woman in orange suit with a striped grey blob for heads and hands, the type of art fans have come to expect from the singer who has often obscured her face in pictures and public appearances in an effort to maintain her privacy. Similarly, the accompanying “Gimme Love” lyric video is a series of snaps of the singer in various locations with color blocks covering her features.
Watch the “Gimme Love” video below.