• The song was originally recorded for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
She later re-recorded a solo version for her own album
1000 Forms Of Fear
Sia first wrote the song hoping that
would record it,
Perry passed, so the she decided to do her own vocal.
• The video for the song faced criticism due to the depiction of a nearly naked adult and child dancing together,
being accused of depicting images that may induce triggers to victims of pedophilia.
Sia later apologised on Twitter: "All I can say is Maddie and Shia are two of the only actors
I felt could play these two warring 'Sia' self states. I [apologise] to those who feel triggered by
'Elastic Heart'. My intention was to create some emotional content, not to upset anybody.
The music video for the song was released January 7th, 2015.
It was directed by Sia and Daniel Askill and choreographed by Ryan Heffington.
The video features Maddie Ziegler,
who previously appeared in the video for Sia's single
, and actor Shia LaBeouf.