Troye Sivan BloomMuch of the story around Troye Sivan remarks on his youth and coming-of-age. No surprise: despite racking few years on the board, he already sounds worldwise enough to coach those in similar situations.

On Bloom, you can still hear the Frank Ocean, but Sivan is determined to sign his own cheques. The genre Ocean helped define was coined PBR&B when Sivan was in high school, but by the time he was out, the form had emerged as essential to queer expression.

Sivan, now on stronger footing, asserts himself in a record that’s equally sexy, sensitive, and ideal for the strobe-lit rooms in which Sivan came into his own.

Bloom is out August 31 via EMI.

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