Troye Sivan: ‘I Want To Make Music For Queer People’
|Source Ramona Rosales for EW|
Three years after Troye Sivan set a new standard for queer representation in pop music, he’s back ― and more outspoken than ever.
Gearing up for the release of his second album, “Bloom,” the Australian singer-songwriter opened up about music, sexuality and being an LGBTQ icon for the millennial set in a candid, wide-ranging interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Though the 23-year-old has several hits to his name (including the new single “Dance to This,” featuring Ariana Grande), he is still identified in many outlets as “gay artist Troye Sivan.” He doesn’t take issue with that ― for now, anyway.
“There’s hunger for that conversation. So I’ve always been totally fine to talk about and embrace that,” he told EW. “Am I excited for the day where [a headline is] just, ‘Troye Sivan puts out a song’? Sure, yeah, that’s exciting. As I’m excited for the day when a trans woman of color can walk down the street and not fear for her life, you know what I mean? We’ve got so much work to do as a community, and the only way is forward.”