New Video: Sia, 'The Girl You Lost'


Besides blink-182's seminal Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, Aussie folk-pop singer Sia (she's responsible for Zero 7's haunting female vocals) has one of our favorite album titles ever: Some People Have Real Problems. And in her new video, "The Girl You Lost," Sia herself suffers from a few conundrums, not the least of which is what to wear. Which is why she goes through more costume changes than Victoria Beckham on a publicity trip family outing to a soccer match.

Our favorite costume -- from what we gather, it's a Captain Jack Sparrow/Flavor Flav mash-up, but we're not 100% sure. Second fave: Howard Stern/ Strawberry Shortcake. Most psychologically frightful: scantily clad bride who slightly resembles both Jonathan Davis of Korn and Chyna Doll. Also, the whole thing makes way more sense when you realize that the uncensored version of the single is called "The Girl You Lost to Cocaine." (Maybe she and N.E.R.D. should get together and swap war stories.)

+ Bonus: Stereogum has Sia's version of Britney's "Gimme More."

+ Double Bonus: Sia's up for a 2008 New Now Next "Kylie" Award for Next International Crossover, against Robyn, Leona Lewis, and Duffy. Choosing just one of those artists is unfair and IMPOSSIBLE and there oughta be a U.N. regulation against it or something.