Some songs deserve a second chance. And sometimes they get it. Sia’s “Elastic Heart” was originally featured on the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack back in 2013, and the track, produced by Diplo and featuring the Weeknd, even got a video treatment starring a blond-bobbed stand-in (the clip has since been removed). The Aussie pop singer-songwriter would, of course, go on to cast another proxy for herself, 12-year-old Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler, in the music video for “Chandelier,” the lead single from last year’s 1000 Forms of Fear. On the heels of that song’s massive success (the video is nearing half a billion views on YouTube), RCA is giving “Elastic Heart” a new shot of adrenaline. The re-launch includes a solo version of the song and a new clip, which finds Ziegler reprising her role as a bewigged (and semi-wigged-out) ballerina sporting a dirty leotard and some fantastic dance moves. This time, though, she goes toe to toe with creepy-sexy enfant terrible Shia LaBeouf, who is, naturally, bearded and half-naked. Locked in a giant birdcage from which only the petite-framed Maddie is able to escape, the pair face off in what is both a tender and sometimes funny sequel to “Chandelier.”
Sia’s “Chandelier” ranked at #13 on our list of the Best Music Videos of 2014. How do you think the new clip measures up?