Troye Sivan, 28, is back and ready to reclaim his position as a foremost purveyor of summer bops that are laden with playful, queer-inclusive innuendo.
The Australian pop singer unveiled “Rush,” the debut single off his upcoming third album “Something to Give Each Other", which is described as a celebration of sex, dance, sweat, community, queerness, love and friendship.
Inspired by nights spent at the gay clubs on Melbourne’s Smith Street, “Rush” is unconcerned with anything but pure ecstasy. Its hook taps into the latent horniness and homoeroticism of a football chant.
Sivan said the new music is also reflective of his recent split from boyfriend Jacob Bixenman after a roughly four-year relationship, but not in the way listeners might expect.
He clarified that the song is meant to encapsulate “the feeling of endlessly being addicted to your friends and wanting to just have a really good time.”
And he added: “I’m gay and I’m singing about sex, but it’s not like I’m trying to make a Pride anthem. I’m singing about my life.”
Watch the music video below: