Buzz — August 26, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Troye Sivan gives tantalizing glimpse of new EP ‘Wild’ with snippet of clip and title track


Troye Sivan seamlessly transitioned from YouTube sensation into bonafide popstar with the release of 2014’s TRXYE, but, after a tantalizing taste of his latest album Wild, it seems 2015 may be Sivan’s biggest year to date.



TRXYYE, the third EP for the young Australian, topped the iTunes download chart in 55 countries and peaked at an impressive number five on the Billboard 200. Unflinching in tackling sensitive issues, the album generated considerable critical acclaim, which inevitably raises the stakes for the follow-up even higher. Happily, it looks like Sivan is more than up to the task.


The 20-year-old ramped up the buzz for his Wild EP (due September 4) over the weekend by releasing a gripping snippet of what to expect in the album. A short clip portrays a non-linear narrative flashing through different life stages of a rocky love affair between childhood friends and rarely has so much emotion been packed into 48 seconds. Along with the clip, a snippet of the title track was also released today (August 25). “Leave this blue neighborhood, never knew lovin’ could hurt this good,” Troye sings on a considerably more upbeat pop anthem than his previous material.


In a recent interview with Billboard Sivan said “I think the most important thing for me, just in general and in everything that I do, is songwriting,” says Sivan. “It’s something that I’m fairly new to — TRXYE was my first time writing, and I’d been writing for maybe six months or so when I put that out, and now I feel like the writing is getting so much better and that’s the most exciting thing to me. I wanted to make sure I was improving and feeling comfortable enough in my writing that I could write a poppier song and still feel like it was authentically ‘me.’”


Watch the first WILD teasers (with full audio!) which has already dropped here:


In the release, Wild boasts collaborations with English singer Alex Hope, Australian rapper Tkay Maidza and New Zealand duo Broods. Interestingly, he also worked with alt-pop princess Allie X and songwriter Leland on a track called “Bite.”



Troye Sivan’s Wild EP tracklist:

1. Wild
2. Bite
3. Fools
4. Ease (feat. Broods)
5. The Quiet
6. DKLA (feat. Tkay Maidza)