SIA does a covers the Madonna hit “Oh, Father” , and the results are…
Like chalk and cheese. In a good way.
First, let me just stress how I strongly agree that this Madonna song from her hit album Like A Prayer in 1989 is way underrated. “Oh Father” is the 13th song from Sia’s fourth studio album ‘We Are Born’ which has leaked online one week ahead of it’s official release. The album was penned almost entirely by Sia herself, but it does contain a cover of Madonna’s late-80′s classic and ode to child abuse “Oh Father”.
I like the way Sia puts her own spin to the mellow and painful ballad and albeit it seems a little fast in tempo compared to Madonna‘s, the effect is distinctively different. Sia removed the piano and the strings from the original version, her vocal delivery renders the much necessary drama for the intriguing child abuse-themed track. Aptly eerie and haunting, this cover really shows how Sia made this one her own and not a total copy of the original. Bravo!