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Troye Sivan Has A Deep Message
Singer/songwriter Troye Sivan visited The Recording Academy's headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., to participate in an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview. Sivan discussed the making of his Blue Neighbourhood video trilogy — comprising the tracks "Wild," "Fools" and "Talk Me Down" from his debut studio album, Blue Neighbourhood — the "deeper" message behind the series and the process of writing "Talk Me Down," among other topics.
"[With the Blue Neighbourhood trilogy] I wanted to … restart the conversation on LGBT suicide again," said Sivan. "I feel like it was one that was in a bit of a lull for a little while and it's something that, though people weren't talking about it as much, was still happening just as much."
Australian singer/songwriter Sivan gained fame via YouTube in 2007, posting covers before helming a popular video blog for his more than 4 million subscribers. As an actor, he made his big-screen debut in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In 2013 he signed with EMI Music Australia. Sivan released the EP Trxye in 2014, which was followed by another EP, Wild, in 2015 — both of which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.
Released in December 2015, Blue Neighbourhood features 10 tracks, including "Heaven," which was produced by GRAMMY winner Jack Antonoff. Filled with "quiet gems of young wisdom" according to Rolling Stone, the album reached No. 7 on the Billboard 200.
Sivan begins the international leg of his Blue Neighbourhood tour in July, with North American dates from Oct. 16 – Nov. 18.