Album cover artwork of vinyl record from SiaIt’s impossible to entirely separate a soundtrack from its film, especially when the film caught so much heat for its portrayal of autism.

Ironically, where Sia got into trouble trying to boldly tell a story with the film, the soundtrack feels a bit conventional. But if Music feels like it has some of her past work’s bolder edges shorn off, it’s in service of its cinematic scope, rousing climactic choruses jutting high above troughs of despair and doubt. Sia’s music has always been, in some colloquial sense, cinematic, but when literally structuring her songs like it, Sia makes IMAX scope look easy.

MUSIC: Songs From And Inspired By The Motion Picture is out now via Warner.

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