In Oakland's Fox Theater on February 8, I was among a diverse sold out crowd, waiting for Troye Sivan to come onto the stage.
Perhaps like many Troye fans, I first of Troye after Taylor Swift Tweeted about him calling his song, "Wild," "STUNNING AND AWESOME" on September 15, 2015. I didn't think too much of it, until the following week. Sam Smith posted his single cover on Instagram and said Troye's voice "does things to his body." At this point, I knew I had to check the song out.
And of course, to no surprise, I was very impressed and fully understood why such talented folks were posting about him. I instantly became a fan. At the end of November, his Blue Neighbourhood Tour was announced, and with the tickets only at $28, I figured, "Why not?"
A couple of weeks later, Troye released "Blue Neighbourhood" and I could NOT stop listening. I literally have played it 30 times, according to iTunes. The songs are a bit more on the mellow side, but oh so catchy, and his voice is just soothing.
During the concert, Troy amps up the music and bass, making most of the songs more upbeat, which is perfect for the crowd. I brought my friend who has never heard his songs until a couple of days before, and she instantly became a fan. Lately, I've been hearing his new single, "Youth" on the radio, so I'm very glad that he is getting more airtime, as he so deserves.