Sia is one of the most prolific singer-songwriters in music, but it’s possible she’ll win an Emmy before she wins a Grammy. The Australian musician has written a new original song titled “Toy Box” for the Netflix series “The Get Down.” Watch it above.
The risque song is performed by up-and-coming music star Mylene Cruz (Herizen Guardiola) at a debauched Studio 54-like club called Ruby Con, where she hopes to impress her idol Misty Holloway (Tony winner Renee Elise Goldsberry). But she is unknowingly also performing for her strict, conservative father, Pastor Ramon Cruz (Giancarlo Esposito), who is in the crowd and shocked to see his daughter’s provocative performance.
Sia has written songs for a wide range of artists including Beyonce, Rihanna and Shakira, and she’s been recording music herself since 1997, but her own big breakthrough didn’t come until she released the single “Chandelier” from her 2014 album “1000 Forms of Fear.” “Chandelier” earned her Grammy nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Music Video. Overall she’s been nominated eight times by the recording academy, but she has yet to win.
But thanks to this new song she could break through at the Emmys with a possible nomination and win for Best Music and Lyrics, an award that has previously gone to artists like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Justin Timberlake, Randy Newman and Marvin Hamlisch. And if there’s any show this season that could get the attention of musicians in the TV academy it’s “The Get Down,” which is the brainchild of Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin (“Moulin Rouge”) and tells the story of the early days of hip-hop in the Bronx, New York, in the 1970s.
“The Get Down” premiered its first six episodes in August 2016. Its next six episodes are coming this Friday, April 7.
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