Troye Sivan The YouTuber and self-described â€œbrooding electro-popâ€ artist, 20, drops his first full-length album, Blue Neighbourhood, on December 4.
Your song â€œThe Fault in Our Starsâ€ earned you a lot of fansâ€”the video for it has over six million views! What made you write it? I felt so much when I read John Greenâ€™s book, so I felt compelled to write a song about itâ€”intended just for myself. Then I decided to do a quick music video at my local childrenâ€™s hospital for my YouTube channel, and it kind of blew up. Iâ€™ve been singing since I was really young, but thatâ€™s when my record company found me and signed me! Speaking of YouTube, please discuss your bromance with Tyler Oakley. Ty and I are great friends.
Heâ€™s someone who paid attention to me when I was first making videos. Slowly we started hanging out and became really, really close. Now weâ€™re always bouncing ideas off each other.
What made you decide to make the powerful â€œBlue Neighbourhoodâ€ video series with three songs off your EP Wild? I was looking back at the songs and I realized it was a potential story line that could incorporate a million little messages that I find important. For example, in the first one, I wanted to show the innocence and naivetÃ© in gay kids before they realize that anyone would have an issue with them liking who they like.
Aside from music, what else are you into? Iâ€™ve recently found out Iâ€™m quite interested in fashion. It was something I was scared of growing up. I was already a little bit different, and I felt that people would call me gay if I was, you know, wearing fashionable clothes. But now that Iâ€™ve come out, I realize you can be straight and love fashion or you can be gay and hate fashion. If you feel good in what youâ€™re wearing, thatâ€™s all that matters.