“Never Give Up”: New Song by SIA for LION Film

"NEVER GIVE UP" (From Lion Soundtrack) by SIA (PRNewsFoto/Sony Classical)

Sony Classical has released Never Give Up (From Lion Soundtrack), a new song that is available for downloading and streaming. SIA sings the new work, written especially for the film Lion. Greg Kurstin produced the song.

ABOUT LION

Five-year-old Saroo (Dev Patel of Slumdog Millionaire) gets lost on a train, which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman of Moulin Rouge and Australia and David Wenham of Lord of the Rings and Pope Joan) adopts him. Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. For updates on the movie, visit http://lionmovie.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/LionMovie/.

ABOUT SIA (SINGER-SONGWRITER)

Singer and songwriter Sia Furler has long been known as a hit maker for Rihanna and Beyoncé. Although raised in Australia, Furler rose to fame after moving to the U.K., where she was a member of several groups – including the electronica duo Zero 7 – after releasing her first single, “Taken for Granted,” in early 2000. Working alongside bassist Sam Dixon over the following years, she boosted her songwriting cred by writing several songs for Christina Aguilera, who put the songs on her 2010 release, Bionic. SIA also continued writing songs for herself, and We Are Born marked her most upbeat album to date. It also went on to become very successful, charting around the world and going to number two in Australia. The next few years she spent out of the spotlight, continuing her parallel career as a backroom songwriter for Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Celine Dion and Rihanna, for whom she wrote the worldwide number one smash hit Diamonds. In 2013, she started on a new album, working once again with producer Greg Kurstin.

The album, entitled 1000 Forms of Fear, arrived in July 2014. It promptly hit number one in several countries, including the United States and Australia. Furler and Kurstin also reworked existing music and wrote three new songs for the 2014 adaptation of the Broadway musical Annie. One of their new compositions, “Opportunity,” was nominated at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards for Best Original Song. At the 77th Annual Grammy Awards, Chandelier scored nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Music Video. Empowered by the acclaim 1000 Forms of Fear earned, Sia began work on its follow-up in early 2015. Later that year, the singles “Alive” – which Furler co-wrote with Adele – and “Bird Set Free” heralded the January 2016 release of “This Is Acting,” a pop-oriented set of songs. In July, “Cheap Thrills” – the second official single that was originally intended for Rihanna – became Sia’s first Billboard 100 chart-topper.

For more information on Sia Furler and this new song, visit http://siamusic.net.

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