Troye Sivan is bae! His first full-length album, Blue Neighbourhood, was released in December of 2014 to decent sales and strong reviews for electro-pop. He did a few shows, and his first real onstage performances and unfortunately got sick. He canceled three shows and went back home to spend time with his family.
“This is going to sound so gross and braggy,” he says to SHANA NAOMI KROCHMAL . “But I had just done [Jimmy] Fallon, I was on the cover of Rolling Stone Australia, and I had booked Ellen. I was like, What the fuck? Anything else after this is a bonus. This is exactly what I’ve always wanted. And when I’m not in my own head about it, I have the best time."
Troye is 22 years old, living a life others dreams about but with all his success he stays humble and tries his hardest to stay out of his own way. He admits to not being the most confident person in the world and enjoys the time he gets to spend with is fans. At a live show, Sivan asked, “Who’s LGBTQ up in here?” Half the audience put their hands up, smiles on their faces, and when he hit the chorus—“if I’m losing a piece of me, maybe I don’t want heaven”—he couldn’t believe how loud it got. “That moment where you take on that responsibility and feel that empowerment, seeing that in a physical form looking back at me, singing those lyrics back at me was...” He shakes his head. “It was a life-changing moment.” The feedback loop doesn’t stop there. The week after our interview, a young woman passed Sivan a note before a show in Washington, D.C., asking him to read it aloud from the stage. “Are you sure?” he asked, before announcing to the crowd—and her mom—that the 14-year-old is bisexual. Cue an avalanche of cheers, hugs, tweets, and videos of Kelly and her mother crying and embracing after the show—which then themselves went viral.
Over the past year, there has been a huge debate as to whom the Troye is dating; I am rooting for Connor Fanta! Here what Troye had to say about his relationship status.
There have been rumors flying around the internet that Connor Fanta has been seeing on tour with Troye in Perth and it created a minor frenzy. Right now I don’t have any evidence to support this, however, I am going to launch a full-scale investigation. The album is clearly inspired by someone Troye cares very deeply for. When talking to Shana Krochmal during a recent interview this is what he said.
It was important to me to pay tribute to that person and thank that person,” Sivan says carefully, “because I think they were super instrumental to the process of making the album. I don’t think I could’ve done it without them. As far as defining that relationship and defining who that person is and everything...”
He trails off a little, admitting some regret and second-guessing himself for running with that very public thank-you. When asked if he feels more protective of his privacy or simply unsure, with only a couple years of serious dating under his belt, if whatever he’s doing will last, he nods immediately. “That’s pretty much it for me. I don’t even know what’s going on, so I don’t really want to put anything on paper. I’m just so…22. I’m never sure how to define anything in a magazine or in print. It seems very permanent.”
Troye Sivan is not your average 22-year-old, with all his success he stays humble and keeps his personal life to himself. We celebrate Troye for being his authentic self!
Troye artistic sensibility and cinematic approach to music has the ability to drawn you in, and take you on a journey through his blue neighbourhood!