#JAMpackedholiday Day Twenty Nine comes with a moment where I had an age existential crisis. I’m still fairly young and I like to believe because of my interests I am hip and in the know. (Which that thought right there probably discredits me, but shh.) Every once and a while a situation occurs where I realize I was indeed out of the loop on something, leaving me the human personification of the shocked emoji.
Recently this occurred with YouTuber turned musician Troye Sivan. I knew of him, yes, but I didn’t realize he was as popular as he was when entered the realm of song-making. Maybe it’s due to me growing up in the Disney era where every star thought they could do it all, when they really couldn’t. I had doubts. Yet Troye wasn’t a flash in the pan. Instead it seemed like he was suddenly everywhere. Whenever I logged on Tumblr, I was inundated with lyrics and edits about his music. Finally I thought maybe there is something there and gave Troye Sivan a listen.
I’ll admit I was late to the game on this one. This past weekend I streamed Sivan’s debut album Blue Neighbourhood. It’s full of melancholy and heartbreak, but wrapped in an super slick production sound.
“Wild” is the first of three in a thematic series. About two childhood friends and a forbidden romance, it’s a haunting take on coming of age in a song. With children backing the vocals and a percussion beat that ominously moves along through “Wild” you’ll have chills by the end of this darkly smooth electro-pop song.
I can say it now, Troye Sivan is a proper popstar. I’ll even begrudgingly admit I wasn’t amongst the first few people to figure that out.
What was the last thing you learned about that you felt out of the loop on?
Until next time,