Unstoppable
by Sia

Album: This is Acting (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • This swopping ballad finds a defiant Sia affirming her resilience. She confidently asserts:

    I'm unstoppable, I'm a Porsche with no brakes
    I'm invincible, I win every single day
    I'm so powerful I don't need batteries today
    I'm so confident that I'm unstoppable today


    The notoriously camera-shy songstress is an overcomer and she feels ready to face the world.
  • Sia recorded a remixed version of "Unstoppable" to accompany Gillette's 2016 Olympic "Perfect Isn't Pretty" ad campaign. The made-for-Rio reboot features a verse from Pusha T and percussion from Afro-Brazilian marching band Olodum.

    The commercial features four elite athletes:

    Neymar - Brazilian soccer player
    Ashton Eaton - American decathlete
    Ning Zetao - Chinese swimmer
    Andy Tennant - English cyclist

    We see them go through their gritty training regimens as they work tirelessly toward their Olympic dreams. And also, they shave.
  • The updated version was crafted by producer Ariel Rechtshaid, who has also helmed tracks by Vampire Weekend, Haim and Brandon Flowers. Rechtshaid told Billboard magazine that he picked chords to fit the visuals of the commercial, and adjusted them to match the key of the Sia song. 'I've been a fan of [Olodum] ever since I was listening to my parents' Paul Simon records," the producer said. 'Sia, who's a friend of mine, and then Pusha T came in towards the end because the song felt like it could use his edge and a verse on it."
  • Pusha's contribution came about after Ariel Rechtshaid contacted his management. The rapper recalled: "I came to LA and sat down with him as he played me visuals and pieces of the production he had done. He showed me the ambition in the visual Gillette put together -- super inspirational, super ambitious. A lot of it was about perseverance and struggle, and it showed the effects of working hard and reaching your goals, and that's what I got from it. He just made the sound that matched exactly what I was looking at."

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