Troye Sivan’s debut album, Blue Neighbourhood, seems to be connecting with LGBTQ fans in a big way. The Aussie star opened up about it in the latest issue of Out magazine. He recalls being amazed when he asked at a live show audience,
“Who’s LGBTQ up in here?”
Half the audience put their hands up.
“That moment where you take on that responsibility and feel that empowerment, seeing that in a physical form looking back at me, singing those lyrics back at me was… It was a life-changing moment.”
The singer came out to his parents when he was 15. He says he’s been connecting with his audiences more and more,
“I’ve been looking at people’s faces a lot more during a show, and it’s been getting me insane amounts of joy. I see kids closing their eyes and singing the lyrics, and I see kids with huge smiles on their faces, or I see kids that are on a date. I see kids who are proud of themselves and proud of me, and it just really makes me happy.”
You can check out his full interview here in the new Out and listen to his smash hit single Youth, just about anywhere. Or watch the video for it below.
(Photos, Kai Z Feng)