Elastic Heart is one of those rare pop songs that crawls under your skin, burrows into your brain, and leaves an unforgettable impact upon you. On it’s surface, this song sounds like most other pop songs, but then you see the video and listen closely to the lyrics and realize that this song is an heart-wrenching intimate look into a woman’s internal struggles. There are many layers in this song: from father-daughter relationships gone awry to coping with mental illness to experiencing an internal war that tears you apart to finding inner-peace. Sia delivers one of the best pop songs in recent years, transcending the overly-sexualized vapid bullshit that clutters the pop genre today. This song is has something to say! And it says it loud and clear for everyone to hear. Do yourself a favor and watch this music video, then let it sink in, then watch it again.

“Well I’ve got thick skin and an elastic heart
But your blade it might be too sharp
I’m like a rubber band until you pull too hard
But I may snap when I move close
But you won’t see me move no more
Cause I’ve got an elastic heart”