by Troye Sivan


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Seizing his moment with a tight set of glimmering pop confections, Australian singer/songwriter Troye Sivan embraces his role as a budding LGBT icon with Bloom, his aptly titled sophomore effort that signals his sexual awakening and personal growth into adulthood. On his 2016 debut, Blue Neighbourhood, fans met the boy; here, Sivan introduces them to a bold and fearless man. Brave and unapologetic, Bloom bursts forth with confidence, grace, and poise, allowing listeners to peek into a world that includes fumbles and mistakes, but also pure joy and romance. On the opener, "Seventeen," Sivan dives right in, recounting the loss of his virginity to an older man. Given the age gap, it's an uncomfortable but ultimately important moment for Sivan, both a rite of passage and endearing coming-of-age touchstone. From there, he spins between the dizzying extremes of young love, celebrating fleeting passions on the joyous "My My My!" and breezy innocence on the Ariana Grande-assisted "Dance to This" before lamenting the last gasps of a union on "Plum" and coming to terms with a breakup on the absolutely lovely "The Good Side." Additional highlights include the explicitly horny metaphor "Bloom" and the irresistible, 1975-esque "Lucky Strike." At a taut ten tracks, Bloom is an unambiguous statement from Sivan, clear in its intent to celebrate the highs and lows of queer love through the eyes of a proud pop star in the making. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

Product Details

Release Date: 08/31/2018
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0602567721574
catalogNumber: 002871302
Rank: 8023

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Troye Sivan   Primary Artist,Vocals
Greg Leisz   Guitar
Gordi   Piano,Vocals,Sampling
Ariel Rechtshaid   Synthesizer,Drums
Nikka Costa   Choir, Chorus
Adam Christgau   Drums
Bram Inscore   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Keyboards,Wurlitzer
Ceci Herbert   Choir, Chorus
Jacob Lutrell   Choir, Chorus
Jam City   Synthesizer,Drums
Brett McLaughlin   Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Bobby Krlic   Synthesizer,Drums
Alex Hope   Synthesizer,Guitar,Background Vocals
Allie   Background Vocals
James Alan Ghaleb   Vocals
Donald Turner   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Buddy Ross   Producer
Peter Svensson   Composer
Ariel Rechtshaid   Composer,Programming,Producer
Tony Buchen   Engineer
Alexandra Hughes   Composer
Bram Inscore   Composer,Programming,Producer,drum programming
Josiah Sherman   Composer
Oscar Görres   Composer,Producer
Jam City   Programming,Producer,Additional Production
Oscar Holter   Composer,Producer
Noonie Bao   Composer
Brett McLaughlin   Composer,Vocal Producer,Additional Production
Bobby Krlic   Programming,Additional Production
Alex Hope   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Jack Latham   Composer
Troye Sivan   Composer
James Alan Ghaleb   Composer
Dorny Mayes   Engineer
Sophie Payton   Composer

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