Troye Sivan is a name the world is gradually getting more familiar with and after completing two sold-out London shows, with fans queuing from 6am, you can see why. Before heading back to the other side of the world for his Australia and New Zealand leg of the tour we were lucky enough to catch up with Troye to chat about everything from musical inspiration to his ‘extremely personal’ debut album, and also how his amazing fans make everything worthwhile.
Tonight we got to talk to Troye Sivan on #MostRequestedLive! Check out some of the highlights and make sure to listen to the full interview below!
Troye Sivan is having a pretty great time RN. The initially-YouTube-famous-now-actually-huge music star is in the middle of his Blue Neighbourhood tour, which has already taken on the US and UK, with Europe, New Zealand and his adopted homeland Australia still to go (Troye was born in South Africa, but has lived in Australia since he was two). Earlier this month he picked up a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Music Artist, almost three years after he publicly came out in a YouTube video, cementing his status as an LGBT activist and icon. And all this at just 20 years old. Squeezing in a quick visit to ASOS HQ the day after his second London show, we caught up with Troye to talk dream collabs, internet memes and advice for his diehard fanbase.
Troye was on BBC Radio 1 with Scott Mills earlier today (April 22). Below are videos and the interview. High quality photos have been added to the photo gallery. Also, click “more..” to read the interview.
Troye stopped by RTÉ 2FM in Ireland and talked about music, fans, performed “Youth” and Amy Winehouse’s “Love Is a Losing Game”. Listen to the full interview below.
Troye is on the cover of Ladygunn’s Spring/Summer issue. I have added 9 high quality photos to the photo gallery from the photoshoot. Make sure to check them out! Also, click “read more” to read the article.
Troye Sivan’s recent US tour was an eventful one.
At one of his gigs a man proposed to his boyfriend. At another, a teenage girl used the concert to come out to her mum.
She handed Troye a note on stage and it said: “If you’re reading this, can you announce that Kelly is bisexual?”
After checking that Kelly was sure she wanted it reading out, Troye delivered the message to huge cheers from the crowd.
“I got all choked up and couldn’t really look at her. I got off stage and I watched this video that someone took of Kelly and her mum meeting outside of the venue after the show and it’s one of the most touching things I’ve ever seen.”
Kelly’s coming out reflects the influence Troye – as an openly gay singer – has had on his fans.
The South African’s own coming out video, published in 2013, has been viewed more than six million times and he’s happy to be seen as a role model to other teenagers who may be struggling with their identity.
“It’s really amazing and kind of overwhelming in a way that people are committing themselves to the music in that way. It’s humbling.”
But is the 20-year-old worried that someone is going to want to do something special at every gig he does?
“A little bit actually!” he says.
“Somebody’s going to propose at every show and is not going to want to get married and just do it for the lols. But I’m fine with that.”
He recently won outstanding music artist at the 2016 GLAAD awards, which recognise people for their “fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community”.
Troye’s fans are devoted. He’s even seen some of them with Troye tattoos and lyrics to his songs.
“We had the lyrics to Ease on this one girl’s thigh. Lyrics from Lost Boy on somebody’s arm. I’ve seen Wild tattoos before.”
Troye has four million subscribers on YouTube.
His first video was posted in 2007 in which a very young Troye sings into a webcam. He got into the vlogging world early.
“The internet’s a very big place and I think getting seen in that environment is more difficult than ever. At the same time, there are ways to be seen and realise what works and what doesn’t and keep shifting. I reckon it could still happen for anyone.”