Elastic Heart is a song by Sia, recorded for , the soundtrack for the 2013 American The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack science-fiction adventure film . It was released as a digital single on October 1, 2013. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire "Elastic Heart" was produced by American producers [1 ] Diplo and Greg Kurstin. It has reached number 7 on the New Zealand music chart, and has also made chart appearances in UK, Australia and Belgium. Although the film version features The Weeknd singing the second verse, a solo version of the song also appears on Sia's sixth studio album . 1000 Forms of Fear
Background [ edit ]
"Elastic Heart" marks Sia's first release as the lead artist since her 2012
collaboration with David Guetta for " She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)". While the single is technically the second to be released, it is the second single to be confirmed, following by Christina Aguilera's " We Remain". It was sent to US rhythmic contemporary radio by RCA Records, Republic Records and Lions Gate Entertainment on October 8, 2013. [2 ]
Reception [ edit ]
"Elastic Heart" has received critical acclaim from a variety of music critics claiming it as one of the best tracks from the album. Blue Sullivan of
Slant Magazine wrote that "'Elastic Heart' is a seamless and highly successful team-up that reads like a grimier after-market version of Lady Gaga's ' Do What U Want'." [3 ] magazine's Chris Martins stated that "Sia soared" and it was a "bubbling ballad," Spin and Bradley Stern of [4 ] MuuMuse claimed it was "a perfectly chaotic combination." [5 ]
Music video [ edit ]
music video for the track appeared on the Banana's Music Club YouTube channel on 13 November 2013. The video features a couple struggling to cope with their break-up. Most of the locations shown in the video appeared later on the artwork for the album [6 ] 1000 Forms of Fear.
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Certifications [ edit ]
Release history [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b "Elastic Heart (From "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Soundtrack) [feat. The Weeknd, Diplo]". Amazon.com . Retrieved November 9, 2013.
^ "Top 40/R Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on October 1, 2013.
^ Sullivan, Blue (24 November 2013). "Original Soundtrack: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire". Slant Magazine . Retrieved 1 June 2014.
^ Martins, Chris (30 September 2013). "Sia Soars With the Weeknd and Diplo on 'Elastic Heart. '" Spin . Retrieved 1 June 2014.
^ Stern, Bradley (September 2013). ". "Elastic Heart (feat. The Weeknd & Diplo)": Sia Soldiers On With Almighty 'Hunger Games' Anthem" MuuMuse . Retrieved 1 June 2014.
^ Twitter.com - Sia's tweet, 14 November 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2014
^ "The ARIA Report". ARIA Charts. November 10, 2013 . Retrieved November 10, 2013.
^ " Ultratop.be – Sia feat. The Weeknd & Diplo – Elastic Heart" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
^ " Charts.org.nz – Sia feat. The Weeknd & Diplo – Elastic Heart". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
^ "Official Singles Chart UK Top 100 - 12th October 2013". Official Charts Company . Retrieved November 24, 2013.
^ "New Zealand single certifications – Sia feat. The Weeknd and Diplo – Elastic Heart". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand . Retrieved January 3, 2014.
^ "CHR Airplay Archive". . FMQB Archived from the original on June 24, 2014 . Retrieved June 24, 2014.