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Sia Spruces Up Travie McCoy’s New Solo Single, ‘Golden’

SPIN‘s Artist of the Year in 2014, Sia, has been in-demand for a while now, whether it’s as a songwriter or as a guest. It’s a big deal, then, when she actually shows up on a track in 2015 that’s not her own, but somehow, former Gym Class Heroes rapper Travie McCoy managed to score the Australian singer for a fairly substantial appearance on his new solo single, “Golden.” To be honest, it’s more a duet than Sia’s featured credit would suggest: she handles the pre-chorus, the hook itself, and a bunch of outros and mini-verses as the song progresses, sounding her absolute best the entire time. With that in mind, even if the thought of “Cupid’s Chokehold” makes you cringe, give “Golden” a chance (and ignore that terrible Patti Mayonnaise/Doug Funny line).