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"Chandelier" singer Sia's newest single "Alive" was initially written for Adele. The 39-year old singer and songwriter is known for not only her distinct voice, but impressive chart-toppers in which she has written for some of pop music's best, including Rihanna, Beyonce, and Ne-Yo. In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, the Australian chanteuse revealed she and Adele had co-written the song, but the British singer later dropped it from her forthcoming album "25" which is said to be having its release date in November 2015.
However, the result may in fact be destiny. As Sia confessed to Ryan, she believes each song she writes chooses the singer.
"Usually the song will tell me who it belongs to," she said. "It seems clear to me who would do a good job with it, who it suits."
After Adele turned down the track, Sia attempted to give the track to Bad Gal RiRi, followed by a slew of other A-list songstresses.
"We wrote three songs in two days and none of them made the cut, and ['Alive'] was one of them," she tells Ryan on writing the new single with Adele. "I said to her, 'Do you mind if I pitch it to, let's say, Rihanna?' She said, 'Yeah, but can you take my vocal off it because I don't want my vocal floating around out there on a demo.' And I was like, 'Sure.' So I went and recut the vocal and everybody in my life was like, 'You can't give this away to anybody.'"
Hmm...seems like the inspirational pop-dance number wanted to stay with it's original writer. "Most of the songs, if not all of them, I wrote for other people and they were rejected," she explained. "Generally, they're songs that aren't from my perspective, so it feels like acting. I have rejects from Rihanna, Shakira, Beyoncé, Demi Lovato, all the good girls, [and] Katy [Perry]."
Although other singers would have probably done a great version of "Alive" Sia's powerhouse vocals sound fitting for the track, especially in the bridge where Sia's raw and crisp vocals set sail.
Listen to the uplifting anthem below and hear for yourself.