Artist: Sia Track: "Little Black Sandals" Album: Some People Have Real Problems Listen

The Australian singer-songwriter, who experiments in ways I've been wanting Norah Jones to try, seems to have real problems of her own. The little black sandals described in the opening track from her latest album are how she escapes them -- a touching, colorful image used tot tackle familiar topics of pop music in a fresh way. Most of her music is touching and colorful, and the synths, vibes, piano and cello add just enough flourish to stand out.