Watch: Sia Performs ‘Hostage,’ A Track She Wrote With Nick Valensi

by Eric Van Dril · 17 comments

Sia and Nick Valensi have written a second song together (listen to the first here). Sia debuted Hostage, an unreleased track, on July 26th at a concert in New York City.

via @shesfixing

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mary Shea July 28, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Wow, I like it

2 Max July 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm

It sounds catchy and all but rather… unoriginal. Maybe I’ll like it once I hear it mixed/official/released

3 michael July 28, 2011 at 4:18 pm

impossible to judge with this video the sound is trash you can’t hear the instruments.
is there the official version around somewhere?

4 Skye July 28, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Sounds promising! I can’t wait to hear a finished version.

5 ian July 28, 2011 at 8:43 pm

id kill to hear julian sing this

6 Dean July 29, 2011 at 7:35 am

nick is good

7 Mykel July 29, 2011 at 10:15 am

@Eric- do you know if The Strokes are going to go anything to celebrate Is This It’s 10th anniversary?

8 Brian Wallace July 29, 2011 at 11:55 am


I think they are planning on touring European festivals where they’ll be doing 75% of “Is This It” in its entirety.


9 peterparker July 29, 2011 at 3:20 pm

@Brian where did you hear that ?? Seems highly unlikely they ended their Europeean tour right now… I doubt they would do it all again within such a small timeframe.

10 louraine July 29, 2011 at 8:42 pm

@peterparker, I think Brian here was being sarcastic

11 Ben July 29, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Nick played guitar on a lot of the tracks of Sia’s last record in 2010. You can really hear his signature guitar tone on this one:

12 Emily July 31, 2011 at 8:34 am

@Ben – Nick is credited as being the guitarist on the We Are Born album, it’s him in all of the songs, haha.

I love this song though! It was so fun to hear it live!

13 Mick August 1, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Whatever happened to Nick bitching about other members of the band (not naming names) not bringing their best material to the group and putting it on their solo albums? Anyway, he seems to be a decent songwriter.

14 hamayun September 5, 2011 at 8:51 pm

has anyone been able to figure out the lyrics???!

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