"Free Me"
Single by Sia
Released9 June 2017
Length4:46
LabelMonkey Puzzle
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Oliver Kraus
Sia singles chronology
"Reaper"
(2017)
"Free Me"
(2017)
"Dusk Till Dawn"
(2017)

"Free Me" is a song by Sia, released on 9 June 2017.[1] Proceeds from the song support efforts to eliminate HIV/AIDS.[2]

Composition

"Free Me" is a piano-led ballad laden with orchestral compositions.[3][4] It was written by Sia and Oliver Kraus in the key of E-flat major.[5]

Music video

The music video for "Free Me", directed by Blake Martin, was released alongside the song on 9 June 2017.[6] Zoe Saldana plays an expectant mother who goes for a check-up only to find out that she is HIV-positive. In a voiceover provided by Julianne Moore, we find out that Saldana could pass the disease on to her unborn child if she goes untreated.[7] The five-minute clip follows the mum-to-be's journey from learning of her health status to building her emotional strength–as illustrated by a heartfelt dance sequence choreographed by Ryan Heffington–and giving birth to a healthy baby.[8][9]

Credits

Music video credits adapted from YouTube.[6]

Charts

Chart (2017) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[10] 155
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[11] 7

References

  1. ^ Sia, Free Me - Single, Apple Music (US), archived from the original on 4 May 2020, retrieved 5 March 2021
  2. ^ Moniuszko, Sara M (8 June 2017). "Sia is back with a heart-wrenching video for HIV awareness". USA Today. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  3. ^ Legaspi, Althea (9 June 2017). "Watch Sia's Emotional New 'Free Me' Video With Zoe Saldana". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 24 October 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  4. ^ Kaye, Ben (9 June 2017). "Sia raises HIV awareness with Zoe Saldana and Julianne Moore's help in "Free Me" video". Consequence of Sound. Archived from the original on 28 October 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  5. ^ Furler, Sia (14 June 2017). "Free Me - Digital Sheet Music". MusicNotes. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  6. ^ a b Sia. Free Me (starring Zoe Saldana & narrated by Julianne Moore). YouTube. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  7. ^ "ZOE SALDANA STARS IN SIA'S GUT-WRENCHING 'FREE ME' VIDEO". MTV. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  8. ^ Getz, Dana (9 June 2017). "Sia's "Free Me" Video Raises Awareness For An Important Cause With Help From Zoe Saldana & Julianne Moore". Bustle. Archived from the original on 5 March 2021. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  9. ^ Muhammad, Latifah (8 June 2017). "Sia, Zoe Saldana and Julianne Moore Team Up to Raise Awareness for HIV in 'Free Me' Music Video -- Watch!". Entertainment Tonight. Archived from the original on 29 November 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 24, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on 16 July 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  11. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 19 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.