Album Review: Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood

 

Having already topped the iTunes charts and selling out headline tours worldwide, this Australian actor turned singer is the definition of ‘hot property’.

Recently releasing his first full length album, to incredible public demand, it’s Troye’s engaging persona, mixed with beautifully curated compositions and honest lyrics, that we see emotional electro at its finest.

Part dreamy, part doomy, the delicate arrangement of smooth synth and empowering vocals flow easily through tracks such as ‘Youth’ and ‘Cool’, as tales of heartbreak and turmoil bridge the elegance and dusky undertones of ‘Talk Me Down’.

Whilst the repetitive downhearted ambiance may wear thin near half way into the disc, for a debut pop album, Troye Sivan has little to complain about. Should Troye follow in the footsteps of similar artists, i.e. Patrick Wolf, there is no doubt that the future will bring continued colourful and eclectic sheen, and universal critical acclaim.

And to have full support of every move you make from pop-royalty Taylor Swift, I truly do understand just why Sivan’s ‘small baby heart cannot handle this kind of stress’ right now.

Rating: 7/10

Artist: Troye Sivan
Album: Blue Neighbourhood
Genre: Pop
Moments of Standout: Youth, Cool
Label: EMI Music

– This review was written by James.

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