In an interview with the company Idolator, Sia explained that the the album was named after a lyric of the first track, "The Fight." Sia and her then-girlfriend JD Samson were sitting at a Chinese restaurant, thinking of a title for the record, one that wouldn't need that much of an explanation. "With the last album I must have explained that album title like 750 times while doing promo," she added. "We Are Born" was scheduled to be recorded in four weeks, but only took two-and-a-half.
The album was originally set to be released in April of 2010, but was postponed due to the record's paperwork finalization. On March 9, 2010, Sia tweeted that the album would be released on the 7th, 8th and 10th of June in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States and Australia respectively. Unfortunately, the date was frustratedly postponed again, until it was finally released to the general public on the 18th of June.
Sia has stated in an interview that the recodd sounded the exact way that she had wanted, and wouldn't change anything if she could.
Sia's good friend Greg Kurstin produced the whole album and played the piano during recordings. Nick Valensi of rock band The Strokes played as the "god guitar of the album," giving it the sound and feel Sia had wanted.
A cut song from the album, titled "Hostage" , was performed live when on tour in early 2011. The song was then re-recorded in 2014 and became the fifth track on Sia's sixth studio album "1000Forms of Fear"