Musical medicine is just what we need in this most uncertain time. Troye Sivan is one of the few artists moving forward with delivering new music during this unpredictable pandemic – and yes, we’re very much thankful for it.
The Australian pop star has just released the first taste of his forthcoming era: The appropriately titled “Take Yourself Home,” a dreamy, intimate tune originally set for release later in the year.
According to the press release, Troye considered the song in a new context as he headed home to Australia for isolation: “‘Take Yourself Home‘ is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written,” he said in a statement. “The song is kind of a pep talk with yourself and the place you’re from. Grappling with your place in the world. I write these songs as a diary entry, then as life and places change and relationships change, songs can take on a new meaning entirely. Clearly that has happened for this song, with what is going on in the world right now.”
The beauty of “Take Yourself Home” – written with his longtime collaborator Leland, Tayla Parx and Oscar Görres, who also produced the track – lies in the little details: the lonesome guitar plucks, the atmospheric synth pads, the distant vocal echoes and Troye‘s earnest delivery. Oh, and let’s not forget about that masterful unexpected, electronic breakdown (complete with a bit of cowbell, for good measure) at the end – pure gold!
This is certainly hitting that sweet spot during this time. Welcome back, Troye!