Sia has released the official music video for “The Greatest,” a track she recorded with Kendrick Lamar. Once again, Maddie Ziegler stars in the video along with 49 dancers representing the victims of the Orlando nightclub Pulse shooting.
Sia teams up with an old friend and a new one on the latest single, “The Greatest,” which dropped unexpectedly over the Labor Day weekend. The uplifting, poppy song with a subtle island vibe features a verse from Kendrick Lamar, who makes his presence known early with the lines, “I transform with pressure, I’m hands-on with effort/ I fell twice before, my bounce back was special/ Letdowns will get you and the critics will test you/ But the strongest survive another scar may bless you.”
In another dance-heavy clip, the song’s video features Ziegler leading a troupe of fellow children and adults in a joyous routine inside a dilapidated apartment buildings, moving from one room to another, with the usual compliment of expressive hand and facial gestures: Lamar does not appear in the clip.