Clap Your Hands
by Sia

Album: We Are Born (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the first single from Australian pop singer-songwriter Sia Furler's fourth studio album, We Are Born. She is best known for her collaborations with the British downtempo duo Zero 7 and her single "Breathe Me," which was used on the last ever episode of Down Under.
  • Sia joked to Spin Magazine that this is obviously "a really deep song, as I'm sure the title infers." She added: "It's a song I'd write for a movie like Sex And The City. Seriously, I was trying to write a song that might get pitched for a girly movie. It's fun to dance to."
  • Sia told CMU about her songwriting process: "I'm incredibly lazy, so most of the time I like to lay down when I'm writing; we often have beds in the studio! Whoever I'm writing with, we'll usually start with the chords and then build around that, with sample drums, bass, guitar, piano. Then we'll work on the track until it's at an acceptable stage, so that we can play it to management etc. Much much later, after we've practised it enough so that it's really sharp, we'll record it live."

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