Troye Sivan - "Bloom"
In June we will be featuring all LGBTQ+ artists in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month
Troye Sivan has been making waves since his debut back in 2014. His bold self expression and understated confidence have helped him glide gracefully into all too often rough waters of the public eye.
In the wake of other young performers who, with no grace or respect, belittle others in their own community it is lovely to see someone quietly and calmly doing beautiful work. Like the old Cadillac ad, “Quietly doing things very, Very, Well.”
He’s brash and he’s unafraid. He’s making bold moves in a landscape where sexual expression for young gay men is kept clandestine and silent. I applaud is grace, his bravery, but mostly his nonchalance about the entire issue.
The fact that he wrote an entire album about sex with his boyfriend and what that was like is simply groundbreaking. The fact that no one seems to be blinking an eye at the metaphors and allusions is amazing. Welcome to the 21st century and the new pop star.
So today, with confidence and candor, I choose Troye Sivan’s ”Bloom” as my, open up, take it in, feel the magic inside you, song for a, break down the barriers, you’ve got nothing to fear, light up like tinkerbell, Wednesday.
Not to mention the SERIOUS Annie Lennox vibes he’s giving me in this video!