Troye Sivan – Artist You Should Know

Young Troye Sivan releases his new EP Wild with tracks that will be spun on Jason's show today at midnight!

On the day last year when Australian singer/songwriter Troye Sivan released his first single, “Little Happy Pills,” most people, myself included, knew of him only as a familiar face on YouTube. But I was amazed to learn how much Troye had accomplished at only 20 years old. Music had always been a passion for Troye. Growing up he used to sing around the house, eventually taking lessons at age 8 to strengthen his ability. Jump forward 12 years later & Wild, his fourth EP, is just being released, and, to my ears, it’s his most powerful to date.

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Sivan works within the indie-pop genre, but in a very confessional style, with an authenticity that has quickly made him something of a global sensation. It seems rare to find an artist so young who can convey such a genuine feeling for the music he’s making. His lyrics cover a range of emotions, with not only happy, but sometimes dark perspectives, all within a recognizable pop sound. He has said he wants people to take his words and apply them to their own lives, to help pave the road for a generation still trying to find their way.

This new EP has an all-star crew attached to it – mixed by Grammy Award-winning mixer Manny Marroquin, it also features Tkay Maidza, Broods, Leland and buzzing newcomer Alex Hope, who co-wrote & produced the title cut. Sivan had worked in the past with Hope on other songs as a writer, but she has recently learned – and mastered – the art of producing. Hope says of her collaboration with Sivan: “’Wild’ was one of the last songs we wrote. I started making the beat at home and brought it into the studio when Troye was in Sydney, and we wrote it in a few hours. I think he’s so incredibly talented, and also just one of the nicest people I have ever met, he’s one of my best friends.”

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JASON KRAMER