Troye Sivan Is ‘Rolling Stone’ Australia’s February Cover Guy

Robbie Daw | January 6, 2016 11:36 am
Troye Sivan Interview
Troye Sivan talks his debut LP, moving video trilogy and being an out pop star.

In December, Troye Sivan saw his debut album Blue Neighbourhood debut in the Top 10 in both the US and Australia. Now the 20-year-old pop crooner is covering the latter country’s edition of Rolling Stone for its upcoming Hot List issue in February.

“Sivan’s music is altogether more sophisticated than the output of many of his pop peers,” says Rolling Stone Australia editor in chief Matt Coyte. “It’s more akin to the music of, say, Flume or Flight Facilities than Ed Sheeran or One Direction, and here lies the conundrum. How do you create a live experience that appeals to both swooning kids and discerning clubbers?”

Troye Sivan Rolling Stone Australia February 2016 cover issue full

To get a sense what the magazine chief is talking about, one need only check out Sivan’s videos for “Wild,” “Fools” and “Talk Me Down,” aka his Blue Neighbourhood Triology. They’re a series of visuals that effectively visualize a tale far more emotional and cohesive than, say, Disclosure‘s own attempt at the same thing earlier in 2015.

Also be sure to check out Idolator’s own interview with Troye, where he discusses his album and his views on being an out gay artist on the current pop landscape.

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