It’s here. Welcome to BLUE NEIGHBOURHOOD, the debut full-length album from the international chart-topping artist, Troye Sivan. BLUE NEIGHBOURHOOD set for a global release on December 4 – is available to pre-order now at iTunes, Spotify and D2C. Fans that pre-order the album will instantly receive album track “TALK ME DOWN,” a soaring intimate love song produced by Emile Haynie (Lana Del Ray, Eminem, Bruno Mars).
The announcement of his debut album comes on the eve of Troye Sivan embarking on his first ever sold out tour of North America – for which tickets sold out in less than 27 minutes around the country – tickets for the LA show at The Roxy selling out in less than three minutes. For additional ticket information visit: www.troyesivan.com.
Fans of Troye’s recent WILD mini-album, a certified worldwide pop chart phenomenon in its own right which went to #1 in Australia and #5 in the UK and US and topped #1 on iTunes in 57 countries around the world, will have a strong sense of the cutting-edge sonic soundscape that awaits here – the six songs from WILD serve as act one on this expanded electronica opera that is BLUE NEIGHBOURHOOD.
Anticipation for what will come next from Troye has been running at fever pitch. The third video in his BLUE NEIGHBOURHOOD TRILOGY will be revealed next week following on from the first two installments WILD and FOOLS – both of which have had over 10 million combined views.
BLUE NEIGHBOURHOOD is a musical trip full of twists and turns, cutting-edge production, sparse booming beats, majestic flourishes and beautiful modern poetry. Troye Sivan has built an intoxicating mini-universe of high emotion, exuberance and fragility. It’s a gleaming statement in state-of-the-art pop, an international soundtrack for today. At its core is the pure, honest, fragile, nuanced, exquisite, anxious, aching, soulful vocal stylings of Troye Sivan. There are many around the world who’ve already pinned this unique sound as the voice of a generation.
“It’s all autobiographical,” says Troye of BLUE NEIGHBOURHOOD. “It takes place in both the suburbs of Perth where I’ve grown up, which I consider to be my blue neighbourhood, but then also in this fast-paced, crazy, whirlwind life that I’m now living in hotel rooms and planes. And it takes place inside the mind of a 20-year-old kid. I wanted to make sure that youthfulness was there; I worked mostly with really, really young people on this record.”
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Work on BLUE NEIGHBOURHOOD began in earnest around the middle of 2014, virtually the instant TRXYE was set free. In all, Troye says some 60 songs made the long list for the debut long player. There were sessions in hotel rooms in Los Angeles, recording studios in Sydney and, of course, bedrooms in Perth. However, many of these collaborations were destined never to see the light of day.
Ultimately, Troye chose to work primarily with the same tight-knit clique that helped him create TRXYE. So once again, Troye’s key partner in the new songs is the gifted young Sydney-based songstress named Alex Hope. “She’s just the best,” beams Troye. “I feel like we’ve been on the craziest journey as writers and artists since we started working together.” Alex is credited with co-writing half of BLUE NEIGHBOURHOOD, including the exhilarating introductory tracks “WILD”, “FOOLS” and “DKLA” – three instant anthems, two of which (WILD & FOOLS) provided part of the soundtrack to Troyes cinematic BLUE NEIGHBOURHOOD video trilogy that accompanied the release of the WILD mini-album.
Much of the remainder of BLUE NEIGHBOURHOOD was written in collaboration with another trio of young pop composers in Bram Inscore, Brett McLaughlin & Allie X. “They just find the perfect balance between completely appreciating and loving and worshipping good pop music whilst still being absolutely bat-shit crazy and completely open to trying whatever,” says Troye. Together, they’ve produced some of the most intimate moments on BLUE NEIGHBOURHOOD, including the aching LOST BOY, TALK ME DOWN and the unabashed love song, for him.
Other one-off collaborations also bring different shades and depth to BLUE NEIGHBOURHOOD, including the understated moody appearance by New Zealand’s Broods on “EASE”, Tkay Maidza’s gentle rap on “DKLA”, and a special guest vocal appearance by Alex Hope on the bonus track, “BLUE”.
Troye Sivan is an artist who has fulfilled a lifetime of preparation and potential to produce a landmark work.