The 22-year-old Australian singer Troye Sivan wears the mantle of outspoken gay pop stardom with preternatural grace. He captured the bliss and anguish of coming out and living freely with his promising debut LP, 2015’s Blue Neighbourhood, and a series of ambitious videos that depicted an ill-fated teenage romance. With his throbbing new single “My My My!”—one of the first great songs of this young year—Sivan is celebrating pure joy, the feeling of being swept up and rendered invincible by new love.
Produced by Oscar Gorres (Taylor Swift, Britney Spears),Sivan’s song is a sizzling, rhythmic synth-pop banger featuring sensual lyrics about giving in to passion:
Spark up, buzz cut / I got my tongue between your teeth / Go slow, no, no, go fast /You like it just as much as me…
The video, meanwhile, sees Sivan let his inhibitions loose as he dances, thrusts and stomps his way across an industrial landscape, swaying in front of powerlines and moving wildly through abandoned buildings.
“My My My!” is a song of liberation, freedom, and love,
Sivan said in a statement.
Throw all inhibition to the wind, be present in your body, love wholeheartedly, move the way you’ve always wanted to, and dance the way you feel
– hopefully even to this song!