Let’s just call this at face value: Troye Sivan is on fire. The 20-year-old Aussie is a rocketship headed towards that supposed life on Mars, and you should probably consider getting onboard. Since posting his first video on YouTube in 2007, Troye has become an online personality, connecting with his global fanbase through regular video diaries, social media interaction and new music releases. Troye is far from conventional, and his YouTube launchpad and social media noise should not divert you away from what we’re all here for: the music.
On September 4, 2015, Troye Sivan released his EP WILD via Warner Music Group. WILD is undeniably exceptional – a compilation of 6 songs that both stand alone and blend together to produce electro-pop magic. In a highlight track “FOOLS”, Troye speaks of a kryptonite lover, one with whom you envision an idyllic future only to blame yourself when it shatters to pieces:
I see swimming pools and living rooms and aeroplanes
I see a little house on the hill and childrens’ names
I see quiet nights poured over ice and Tanqueray
But everything is shattering and it’s my mistake
Only fools fall for you, only fools fall
Only fools do what I do, only fools fall..
His lyrics are a genuine call for help, advice — “so what do I do now? I don’t keep love around” — he sings alongside haunting beats with Aussie singer/rapper Tkay Maidza on “DKLA”. In his collaboration with the fabulous kiwi duo Broods, Troye pleads: “take me back to the basics and the simple life”- wanting to be put at “EASE”. Don’t we all? I certainly do.
WILD is familiar yet intriguing; bold yet unassuming. Simply put, it’s the start of something big for the young Troye Sivan. I know you just met me, but trust me on this one. You won’t regret giving this Internet sensation a listen.