On Wednesday night, Troye Sivan released “Animal”, a cinematic ballad and the fourth track from his upcoming studio album Bloom.
Tweeted Sivan on Wednesday: ““Animal is one of my fave songs I’ve ever written. I wanted to make an epic, timeless love song about how whipped i am.”
Sivan recently gave a lengthy interview to Another Man about coming out, his career, and not wanting to be a gay ‘icon:’ “With people like Hayley Kiyoko and Brockhampton, we’re starting to get, finally, a diverse group of different LGBTQ perspectives. That’s why I politely don’t want to take on that ‘gay icon’ thing. I’m one voice of so many that are missing, and so I’m just trying to tell my story, and right now I’m having so much fun in my life, I feel confident, I’m just enjoying myself, and so that was really important to me to express….And I don’t. I just don’t represent everybody, because I’m extraordinarily lucky. I come from a middle-class white family in Australia, and all of my dreams have come true by 22. I had the easiest coming out in the world… I don’t ever want to take that on really, because there are plenty of other people who need to be heard first.”