"We Are Born is the album I've been wanting to make since 'Colour the Small One'," explains Sia, referring to her 2004 album. "But I wasn't allowed to." She is talking about her former record company's wholesale refusal a while back to accept music from her that left the downtempo universe then at its height of fashionability. "I'm really impressionable about music," she begins. "When I was hanging out with hip-hoppers I made 'Healing Is Difficult' in 2000. When I was hanging out with Zero 7, I made "Colour the Small One'. In 2008 I made 'Some People Have Real Problems' -- because," Sia says, "apparently I was a downtempo artist exclusively. 'We Are Born' is the album I've made when I've been hanging out with myself."