Australian singer and songwriter Sia isn’t your average star. She started off doing solo work and singing with indie darlings Zero 7 and eventually wrote songs for pop stars from Christina Aguilera to Katy Perry, all while struggling with stage fright and health issues. In the wake of the success of her recent single Chandelier, however, she’s found innovative ways around her anxiety, performing on talk shows without facing the audience. We’ve got her sixth album for you here, it’s called “1000 Forms of Fear” and features guest appearances from The Weeknd and Diplo. Listen as much as you want to “1000 Forms of Fear” from Sia, it’s our Album of the Week.
For the 4th year in a row, Team Slacker was backstage at the Grammy Awards, getting you closer to the music than anyone. Over the course of the event, I had the chance to interview nominees such as Alabama Shakes, The Lumineers, Diplo, and Lecrae. I was also able to interview emerging artists like Trindad James, Kid Ink, and Youngblood Hawke, and more established artists like Incubus, Ryan Tedder, and Chaka Khan.
You can hear these interviews, and music from the winners, on Slacker’s Grammy Awards 2013 station. Plus, to give you a sneak peak, check out what went down and what we found out behind-the-scenes at the Grammy Awards.
Neyla from The Lumineers spent last year’s Grammy night waiting tables in Denver. Talk about a big step up! Watch our interview with her here:
Brittany from Alabama Shakes gave us a preview of the tribute to Levon Helm, which was clearly a meaningful experience for her:
Fall Out Boy is back from hiatus with a new album and tour- even though they swore it wasn’t happening. I gave them a hard time about the misinformation. Also, Andy actually talked, which never happens.
In addition to being one of the funniest guys on Twitter, Diplo is always a reliable source of music discovery. He has been on the cutting edge of new music from all genres for many years so I asked him, “Whats next”?
Joey Fatone was there, and I just couldn’t resist asking him about JT and a N*Sync reunion…
Oh yeah, I hung out with Rebecca Black for a minute.
It was awkward…
The Grammys were a great time as usual. I’ll wait till some other time and tell you what Red Foo from LMFAO did to my leg. Slacker has a ton of events coming up. Festival season is nearly upon us, and our next stop is SXSW in Austin.
Until then, don’t forget to check out our Grammy Awards 2013 station to hear more interviews and discover music by this years Grammy Award Winners.