“Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking”
The third part of Sia’s video trilogy with “Dance Moms” star Maddie Ziegler has arrived and – much like her controversial video for “Elastic Heart,” which also starred actor Shia LaBeouf and drew criticism for its provocative content − it’s a strong, powerful and visually striking.
The difference this time round is that Maddie performs alone, straight to camera with only her face and shoulders in view for the most part of the clip, which features a black backdrop.
At one point, the 12-year-old dancer’s body is lifted into the air by another pair of hands and video takes on a troubling air as it shows Maddie’s legs deliriously struggle to break free. Fortunately, she does break free and falls to the ground where she resumes her distinctively animalistic and deranged routine.
The video for “Big Girls Cry” was directed by Sia and Daniel Askill, who also worked together on the video for “Elastic Heart” and the Grammy-nominated video for “Chandelier“.
“Big Girls Cry” makes for the latest single off Sia’s 2014 album “1000 Forms of Fear”. Watch the video below: