Watch: Sia's New Video For 'The Greatest' Is Here to Break Everyone's Heart Forever
One of our greatest modern treasures, Sia, just released a music video for her new single, “The Greatest,” featuring Kendrick Lamar.
The video opens with a blank screen showing the hashtag #WeAreYourChildren and features Sia’s frequent collaborator Maddie Ziegler, along with 49 dancers meant to represent the 49 victims of the Orlando mass shooting at Pulse, and will throughly destroy what once was your heart space.
The story follows Maddie stumbling upon the bodies of the dancers in a heap on the floor, who eventually rise up and aggressively dance with her through the bullet-ridden hallways, frequently reminding us of both the horrors of the mass shooting, the fact that these were all children, no matter their age, and that hopefully the spirits of those we lost live on, fiercely, courageously, somewhere in the universe.
Still, not one to deny the harshest of harsh realities, Sia ends the video with over a full minute of showing that those people still died for no reason, they’re still gone, and sadly, nothing can ever bring them back.
Told you it’d wreck your whole heart. Happy Wednesday!