Troye Sivan

 

In past lives, Troye Sivan has been a child actor and a Youtube vlogger, but it’s clear he was born to be a pop star. His songs are made for blurry, salty, joyful summer nights in the club, while the unapologetic queerness of his work has flung open doors for celebratory representation.

Sivan was born in 1995 in Johannesburg and raised in Perth, Australia. As a child, he sang on local Australian TV and began posting covers on YouTube. A talent agent stumbling across his channel led to a stint as a child actor, where he appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine as a young Hugh Jackman and the South African franchise, Spud. In 2012, Sivan started posting vlogs to his Youtube channel and became a minor celebrity on the booming platform.

In 2013, while in talks for a record deal with EMI Australia, Sivan publicly came out as gay in a YouTube video, later stating that it was important to him to embark on a music career in a way that was totally true to himself. In 2014, he released his debut EP, TRXYE, via EMI Australia. Demonstrating a dark electro-pop sound, it charted in the top-10 in the US, while single ‘Happy Little Pill’ was a taste of Sivan’s honest songwriting. He followed this up with a second EP, Wild, in 2015, before embarking on his first headlining tour through the US, Europe and Australia.

In December 2015, Sivan released his debut full-length album, Blue Neighbourhood, on which he continued to delve into an electro pop style, amid stories of coming-of-age, first love and heartbreak. The Guardian hailed the album as “immaculate” in a five-star review. He completed another world headlining tour through 2016. In 2017, Sivan was awarded the GLAAD Stephen F. Kolzak Award for his work towards eliminating homophobia.

 

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Date

Jun 23 2024

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/Chicago
  • Date: Jun 23 2024

Location

OVO Hydro
Glasgow