This liberating song was written for the movie Pitch Perfect 2, but they rejected it and chose “Flashlight”. In an interview with Rolling Stone Sia said: “They rejected it and took another song of ours called ‘Flashlight.’ That become a big thing through the movie, but I could not believe they rejected ‘Bird Set Free’ because to me it was such a big, anthemic, fun, sing-along-in-the-car song. I felt seller’s remorse. I had grief. I feel connected to that song.” Sia wrote this song with Greg Kurstin and pitched it for Adele who later rejected it because she thought it sounded more like a Sia song.
Release Date: Released in 2015.
Songwriter/s: Sia – Greg Kurstin
Chart Rankings: In the UK, the song peaked at number 92 on the Official Charts Company and was didn’t receive any certificates. In Australia it reached number 36 and it Canada it peaked at number 98. “Bird Set Free” reached number 49 in France, number 65 in Slovakia and peaked at number 9 in New Zealand. The song didn’t enter the charts in the US.
Artist’s age on Release Date: Sia Kate Isobelle Furler was 40 years old when she released this song.
Cover Versions: It was covered by several amateur artists con Youtube such as Viviena Wolfgramm – Gayatri Nair (acoustic) – Aidan – Jill Cimorelli & Courtney Randall – Dalton Rapattoni (American Idol) – and others.