After covering Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable” for Finding Dory, Sia has lent her vocal mastery to yet another soundtrack. This one’s a complete 180 from an animated flick about fish, though -- the film in question here is The Neon Demon, a psychological thriller about murderous fashion models. So... yeah. Totally different subject material.
Director Nicolas Winding Refn previously struck soundtrack gold with his 2011 film Drive, and for The Neon Demon, he’s tapped Sia and Diplo for an explosive new song, “Waving Goodbye.” Diplo unleashes a heavy supply of hyperactive beats as Sia does what she does best: delivers scorching, defiant vocals. If you don’t immediately want to scream the lyrics “One hand is holding your body / The other is waving goodbye / I love you, but it’s your turn to cry,” then you’re just wrong. Plain and simple.
The Neon Demon stars Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, Jena Malone, and Christina Hendricks. It hit theaters last Friday, and its accompanying soundtrack, composed by Cliff Martinez, is also out now.