Sia honours the victims of Orlando nightclub shooting in her new music video, about three months after the tragedy.
The video for Sia’s song, “The Greatest” features 49 young performers (the same number of victims who died at the Pulse nightclub), with lead dancer Maddie Ziegler putting rainbow paints on her face. In one scene, the dancers suddenly fall on the floor, revealing bullet-ridden walls behind them. While Sia has not confirmed this interpretation, a number of dancers featured in the video have voiced out the same messages.
“The Greatest” is the lead single from Sia’s upcoming album, We Are Your Children. The song features Kendrick Lamar, although his verse was cut in the video.