Sia On Hiding Her Face: “I Would Like Not To Be Picked Apart”

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The notoriously camera-shy, singer-songwriter Sia opens up about her calculated decisions to stay out of the public eye in a Q&A with friend Kristen Wiig in Interview’s April "Music Issue" cover story. While the story contains awesome behind-the-scenes dish about how that Kristen Wiig Grammy performance came to be, its Sia’s explanation about covering her face that's fascinating. For starters, the now-universally known blonde bob wig came about thanks to Amy Winehouse: "I had the idea that, well, if Amy Winehouse had been the bouffant, maybe I was the blond bob. I wasn’t saturating the market; I was an indie-pop singer...” reports Interview.

And, quite understandably, Sia just wants to retain some "control over her image" in a time when people feel the need to comment about every. little. thing. on the internet. “I would like not to be picked apart or for people to observe when I put on ten pounds or take off ten pounds or I have a hair extension out of place or my fake tan is botched... Most people don’t have to be under that pressure, and I’d like to be one of them. I don’t want to be followed by paparazzi," Sia says in the interview
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She goes on to add: “I’m 39, and I would like to be able to make great pop music for another 20 years. And it feels like creating a sort of inanimate blond bob and allowing other people to play the role of the pop singer, it affords me a little bit more freedom in terms of my expiration date.”  Hey, if this means Sia will continue to pump out chart-topping, emotional hits for the unforeseeable future, we'll gladly let her stay hidden.

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