Avoiding the sophomore stoop, Troye Sivan thrives on “Bloom,” his follow-up to 2015’s “Blue Neighbourhood.”
Try these 5 standouts from the 23-year-old singer-songwriter’s new album.
“Boy turns into a man now,” Sivan croons on the coming-of-age “Bloom” opener. With a luxurious soundscape that has a haunting melancholy streak, this widescreen ballad — about an underage Sivan having a sexual awakening with an older man — packs a cinematic high quality that makes this its personal mini-drama.
“My My My!”
Though the jubilant first single from “Bloom” got here out method again in January, it nonetheless sounds as contemporary and open-hearted because it did again then, capturing the pure pleasure of a love that makes you go “Oh my my my!”
“What a Heavenly Strategy to Die”
The moody dreaminess of this electro-infused ballad will get you misplaced in a romantic reverie, as Sivan imagines rising outdated together with his accomplice: “When our prime has come and gone/And our youth is all however melted, melted.”
“The Good Facet”
On this lilting magnificence — one in every of two “Bloom” tracks that includes Grammy-winning producer Ariel Rechtshaid (Vampire Weekend) behind the boards — Sivan channels the folkie facet of Beck.
“Dance to This”
Sivan shimmies with Ariana Grande over a pulsating groove that’s extra for chilling than clubbing. With its low-key appeal and funky, this single demonstrates that not each dance monitor needs to be a banger.