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Sia is spreading her wings with the contribution of a “girl power anthem” for the upcoming documentary film The Eagle Huntress.
The Australian artist has recorded a new song, “Angel By The Wings,” specifically for the coming-of-age film, which will have its world premiere on Jan. 24 at the Sundance Film Festival.
According to a rep, “Angel By The Wings” is an “uplifting pop song” which “showcases Sia’s mesmerizing vocals, inspiring listeners to look up to the sky, before unleashing a powerful refrain of ‘You can do anything.’ These lyrics apparently capture the lead character’s own “indomitable spirit and positive message of female empowerment.”
“I’m incredibly grateful that Sia took the time to write and record this very special song,” comments the film’s director, Otto Bell. “It’s a wonderful vote of confidence for our documentary. I could not have imagined a more fitting, timeless piece of music for the film — it’s such a beautiful girl power anthem!”
The Eagle Huntress follows the story of Aisholpan, a 13-year old Mongolian girl who is striving to become the first female eagle hunter in 2,000 years of male-dominated history.
The film “not only explores the life of a young girl striving to pursue her passion and break down gender barriers in a very traditional culture,” notes the team behind the Jan. 21-31 Sundance fest, “but also provides an engaging glimpse into the lives of this remote community, as they balance their traditional lifestyle with the modern world.”
Set in the Altai Mountains of Northwestern Mongolia, it’s the first feature documentary from director Otto Bell, and it is executive produced by Morgan Spurlock, the filmmaker who scored an Academy Award nomination for his international hit documentary from 2004, Super Size Me.
“Angel By The Wings”, written by Sia and Greg Kurstin via Monkey Puzzle Records, won’t appear on Sia’s new album, This is Acting, due on Jan. 29. It’s the follow-up to 1000 Forms Of Fear, which debuted at No. 1 in the U.S. and Australia following its release in July 2014.
This story first appeared on billboard.com
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