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Troye Sivan wants to make unapologetic ‘music for queer people’

Troye Sivan wants to make unapologetic ‘music for queer people’

Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan revealed his new album will be sexier and more unapologetically gay than his last.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Dance to This singer said he won’t give in to pressure to keep things ‘mild and palatable.’

When asked if his new album Bloom (coming out this Friday 31 August) will be sexier than his last, he said: ‘I think so.’

Talking about his debut studio album Blue Neighbourhood, Sivan said this one is more ‘real’ in comparison.

He said: ‘I was a new artist — still am, but — I was new, openly gay, still young, and I just wanted to keep things as PG as I could.

‘Whereas this time, I was like, no — I want to make music for queer people.

‘I want to make music for people like me, and make something real about what’s actually going on in my life, which… it is what it is,’ he said.

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Troye is already one of this year’s hottest singers. | Photo: Ted Eytan / Flickr

In fact, he also revealed one of the songs is about an old gay couple ‘getting super old and wrinkly together’.

When he wrote the lyrics for What a Heavenly Way to Die, he had the old man from the Disney movie Up in his mind. He also had the old man’s gay boyfriend in mind.

Sivan said: ‘I don’t know why I made him gay in my head, but he’s gay in my head.’

Troye Sivan: ‘I get a lot of glamour from my mom’

The Bloom singer also revealed his mom is a huge fashion inspiration to him.

When asked when he feels the most glamorous, he replied: ‘I get a lot of my glamour from my mom.’

He reveals she was a model when she was young, so he often looks at her old portfolio of photos.

He continued: ‘Sometimes I look a little like her when I’m done up, and that makes me feel pretty glam.

‘And as well, I feel most glamorous and sexy when I find that line between masculine and feminine that feels most authentically myself,’ he said.

Troye Sivan came out as gay five years ago this year.

His new song Dance to This with Ariana Grande came out in June this year. Sivan also confirmed his other latest release Bloom is about bottoming in gay sex.