Australian chart topper Sia Furler has worked on some of 2012’s hottest songs including “Titanium” with DJ David Guetta and “Wild Ones” with rapper Flo Rida, but theater fans can also hear her talents on The Performers star Cheyenne Jackson's new debut solo album.
“I love [Cheyenne] because he’s funny, nice and so nice to look at,” Furler gushed to Broadway.com. “I went and saw him in Xanadu and I got goosebumps when he sang. [Afterward] I actually Googled him and found out all about him. Then I ended up at an Out photoshoot with him, and I said, ‘I want to help you make a record.’” Jackson agreed, and the two singers began their loving collaboration.
“He’s super talented,” Sia continued. “He had never really written his own songs so in the beginning he just observed. The first couple of times, he gave me some of his poems, which I shaped into words and songs. Then once he saw how I did it, he just adopted it. We began the process, and he finished it. He’s such a quick study. After three songs he was like, ‘I don’t need you,’ and it was true he didn’t.”
Jackson's run as a hunky porn star in The Performers begins October 23 at the Longacre Theatre. Click below to watch Jackson talk about his collaboration with Sia on Show People with Broadway.com's Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek.