Billboard magazine just released its first LGBTQ Pride Issue and Troye Sivan is the coverboy and main interview subject with a no hold barred interview that covers:
Troye Sivan on being an embodiment of gay culture emerging into the mainstream: “I do feel a little bit like a guinea pig sometimes,” he admits. “That the world or the press or whatever is sort of using me and a bunch of other young people right now as education points, [like] we’re teaching the world about all of these different things.”
Troye Sivan on how his upcoming album compares to his 2015 debut: “Before, I had to write so much more just to find these moments where I felt like I got what I wanted. Whereas this time, everything fell into place a lot easier. I just had much more of a vision. I wanted it to be, like, a love letter.”
Dua Lipa on Troye Sivan’s authenticity: “He’s such a smart wordsmith, but he’s very honest at the same time. That’s why people love his music. He says things that people want to say but can’t find the words to say them.”
Troye Sivan on his upcoming song about having a relationship with an older man at the age of 17: There may be more controversy brewing over a song on Bloom: “Seventeen” concerns an older man Sivan once met online. The resulting relationship was taboo, maybe even against the law. (Think Call Me by Your Name.)“I’m worried because I don’t want to ever come across that I’m condoning that or anything like it. But I felt, greater than all of those worries, a responsibility to tell that true story — of the curious gay kid who puts himself in some kind of shady situation to find a connection, like all of us crave.”
Troye Sivan on his just-released collaboration with Ariana Grande, “Dance To This”: It’s “about how, after a while, all of these parties and nights out kind of start to blur, and you get to the point where staying at home and making food and making out in the kitchen sounds like the ideal night.”
Read the entire interview with Troye HERE!
Also check out this video he made for Billboard: