This is long overdue, but here goes: Ladies and gentlemen, meet Troye Sivan. For the above tweenage crowd, here’s the deal in brief: Troye is a very popular 20-year-old YouTube personality, his channel has racked up over 3.3 million subscribers and counting. What does that mean? It means he has a very loyal, Tumblr-loving tween fanbase supporting every move he makes. I can’t say I’ve seen much of his YouTube work, though I do find him to be super adorable. Just look at that face! I want to squeeze him until he explodes.
Apart from YouTube, Troye also happens to be an actor, he played James in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. But that’s not all: he sings, too! Basically, he’s a multi-talented lil’ Aussie sis.
After independently releasing a few EPs in 2012 and going viral with 2013’s “The Fault in Our Stars,” Troye scored a record deal with Universal Music in 2014 and released the TRXYE EP, his major label debut collection. The 5-track set proved to be a very impressive offering that many wouldn’t expect to come from a “YouTube personality.” (I can’t even hate on it, it’s that good)
This week, Troye has dropped his highly anticipated mini-album: WILD
The collection includes 6 brand new tracks, all of which just happen to be fantastic. Really though, this is a wonderful cohesive set of intimate, featherlight (and sometimes haunting) electronic pop gems, brimming with dreamy synthesizers and tripping drum loops galore. If you love the sounds of BROODS – who he collaborates with on “EASE” – and Lorde then Troye is totally your cup of tea. I expect more and more greatness to come from this little one – GET FAMILIAR NOW!!!
BUY Troye Sivan’s brand new mini-album WILD on iTunes now!