With Inauguration Day just hours away, Troye Sivan releases his new Luke Gilford-directed music video for “Heaven” featuring Betty Who, the song he calls “the most important song” he’s ever made – I agree, it’s certainly up there with my other favorite “Talk Me Down.”
In case you didn’t know, the track – produced by Jack Antonoff – addresses his struggles with of coming to terms with sexuality and gender. “Without losing a piece of me / How do I get to heaven? / Without changing a part of me / How do I get to heaven?,” he songs on the dreamy hook. It’s a sentiment all too many face each and every day.
Fittingly, the clip sees Troye performing the song while being embraced by a man, presumably his significant other, in-between clips of historic LGBT protests and loving gay couples. The result is a poignant and touching visual packed with pro-queer imagery that is rarely highlighted in major pop releases. Bravo Troye, bravo!
“We have always been here. we will always be here,” Troye said in a statement. “This video is dedicated to all who’ve come before me and fought for our cause and those who now continue the fight. in dark and light times, let’s love forever. love, Troye.”
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