Okay, I gave in to pressure and am writing up another Troye Sivan post this week. In November I wrote about seeing Troye perform live, and this week I was made to understand (by some helpful gremlins) that my post left out a huge chunk of what makes Troye the person and artist he is. So in honor of my February theme of LOVE I decided to do the right thing for Valentine's Day and offer up some of what I missed last week.
First of all, the above pic is mine, taken from way up high, with my phone. That's Troye on the left, of course. But please look at that crowd. OMG. THEY. LOVE. HIM. And I mean LOVE. I just had to post this pic in order to demonstrate the sheer emotion that he inspires from his fans.
Next, the thing that makes Troye, Troye, is his lyrics. As a grownup (and a mom) I'm a bit allergic to syrupy lyrics, but Troye's sweetness is just–well, meltingly sweet. Troye has a story (notice I can't bear to refer to him by his last name–Troye is, simply, Troye) that he has been very public about via his YouTube channel. I'll put a link to a video here, which explains it better than I can:
And his caption for the complete HEAVEN video:
we have always been here. we will always be here. this video is dedicated to all who’ve come before me and fought for our cause and those who now continue the fight. in dark and light times, let’s love forever. love, troye x
Love, right? Yep, I'm for that. We've come a long way in the battle to let people love whomever they choose to love, but Troye speaks particularly to the young and the fearful.
Here is the beautiful Blue Neighborhood video trilogy:
Last, I looked around a bit and found some really great photos of Troye during his Blue Neighbourhood tour last year on Flickr by Maggie Boyd for Do512.com. Thanks so much for being willing to share these great shots, Maggie!