With all of the albums that were recently released this past month, it’s easy to forget that Sia dropped her highly anticipated This Is Acting this year. (The album came out back in January.) Overnight, Sia released a brand-new single featuring Kendrick Lamar called “The Greatest.” Once again, Maddie Ziegler brings their creative vision to life in a music video directed by Sia and Daniel Askill.
As per usual, Ziegler dons an earth-toned leotard and a Sia-styled wig, but this time, her hair is black. Her face is covered in strokes of paint that appear to emulate a stream of tears. In the visual, Ziegler is the leader of a group of children squatting in an abandoned apartment complex.
The track overflows with Lamar’s profound words of wisdom: “I transform with pressure, I’m hands-on with effort/ I fell twice before, my bounce back was special/ Letdowns will get you and the critics will test you/ But the strongest survive another scar may bless you,” he raps.
Watch the entire production, above.