inside the video for “Free Me,” released Thursday, Saldana plays a pregnant woman who learns she has HIV in addition to must be treated so she can prevent the spread of the disease to her unborn child.
Through interpretive dance, viewers then follow the woman’s emotional turmoil, with an ultimately hopeful ending.
Oscar-winner Julianne Moore lends her voice as the narrator.
Proceeds coming from the song, which can be available for download in addition to streaming starting Friday, will go toward supporting trials for an HIV vaccine through the Abzyme Research Foundation’s #endHIV campaign, according to Sia.
The ballad can be the latest fresh material to come coming from the singer in recent weeks.
Sia also lends her pipes to the soundtrack for “Wonder Woman,” having a rallying tune called “To Be Human.”