Sia Releases Haunting The Greatest Music Video Is It an Orlando Shooting Tribute?

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Sia Releases Haunting The Greatest Music Video Is It an Orlando Shooting Tribute?

Thank you [Sia] 49 beautiful lives lost, he wrote. This is for you WeAreYourChildren.

Sia Releases Haunting The Greatest Music Video: Is It an Orlando Shooting Tribute?

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The chilling video for the Kendrick Lamar-assisted track finds Ziegler roaming the halls of a run-down building, tears streaming down her rainbow-painted cheeks before leading a group of 48 other children in a dance routine.

Im free to be the greatest, Im alive / Im free to be the greatest here tonight / The greatest, the greatest / The greatest alive, the greatest, the greatest alive, Sia sings.

Then, in one of the final scenes of the clip, Ziegler and the young troupe are dancing joyfully in a club-like room with rainbow disco lights before all the young performers fall to the ground at once, exposing what appear to be bullet holes in the wall behind them.

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Zieglers mother, Melissa Gisoni, uploaded a shot from the video toInstagram, writing, 49 kids and @maddieziegler weareyourchildren.

The imagery seems to honor the victims of theOrlando shootingat the gay nightclub Pulse, which claimed the lives of 49 people in June.

Siais known for her envelope-pushing music videos with powerful messages. And her latest project is no different.

To pen the track, Sia collaborated with longtime pal, producer-songwriter Greg Kurstin, and called two other frequent collaborators choreographer Ryan Heffington and director Daniel Askill to make its haunting accompanying video.

In a moving video for The Greatest, released on Monday, the 40-year-old singer once again teamed up withDance Moms(andPEOPLE Ones to Watch) alumMaddie Ziegler, who has starred in the Aussie pop stars clips for Chandelier, Elastic Heart, Big Girls Cry and most recently Cheap Thrills. But this time, Ziegler wasnt alone.

Sia Releases Haunting The Greatest Music Video: Is It an Orlando Shooting Tribute?

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Although Sia has not revealed the meaning of the video, one boy who claimed to be a dancer In the video uploaded anInstagram video, writing that he is humbled to be a part of the project.

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