“Rush is the feeling of kissing a sweaty stranger on a dancefloor, a two-hour date that turned into a weekend, a crush, a winter, a summer...”
Troye Sivan is back. After teasing the emergence of new music in November, the My! My! My! singer has returned with the euphoric Rush. On Friday, 13 October, Sivan will release his new album, Something To Give Each Other.
In a vibrant music video, Sivan is “addicted to your touch” as he and numerous dancers celebrate the wildness of developing a summer crush. Sivan’s new single is undeniably catchy and features keyboards and beats as his breathy falsetto soars over the melodies.
“Rush is the feeling of kissing a sweaty stranger on a dancefloor, a two-hour date that turned into a weekend, a crush, a winter, a summer,” Sivan explained in a statement. “Party after party, after party after party. All of my experiences from a chapter where I feel confident, free and liberated. Independent, yet somehow the most connected to the music and community around me.”
Rush is the first single from Something To Give Each Other, an album that commemorates “sex, dance, sweat, community, queerness, love and friendship”.
Working with co-writers Oscar Görres (Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Sam Smith), Ian Kirkpatrick (Dua Lipa, Britney Spears), Leland (Selena Gomez, Ava Max) and Styalz Fuego (Khalid, Imagine Dragons), Sivan’s new music follows his 2020 In A Dream EP and follow-up singles.
You can pre-order Something To Give Each Other on vinyl, CD, digital and cassette formats, or find a bundle featuring other merchandise, here.
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According to a press release, Sivan has already reached 22 billion streams with his previously released In A Dream, 2018’s Bloom, his debut album Blue Neighbourhood, and his early EPs, 2014’s TRXYE and 2015’s Wild. How many more will he gain with Rush? Only time will tell.
In May, Sivan described his new music as “full of hope”. In an interview with Elle Magazine, he said, “I think what I feel comfortable saying is that it’s full of hope, which I didn’t know it was going to be when I first started making it.
“I made an EP during COVID [when] I was really in my feelings, going through a massive breakup, processing all of that and writing about it, and I was like, ‘God, am I about to write a whole 12-track album or whatever about this?’”
Sivan said about his new mindset, “I have no idea what the future holds, and that is totally okay. I'm so happy to just be in this moment right now with this person that I just met five minutes ago, or my best friend, or whatever. I felt a really strong sense of humanity and connection, and that was very inspiring to me.”