Depending on how up you are on Troye Sivan's career you have a concept of what The Blue Neighborhood is. It's a film project, separated into three parts. Frankly, I think it's fascinating. It's three separate music videos promoting his latest EP Wild that he lauded as an album earlier this year.
Forewarning that this Friday Favorites is not an endorsement of Wild. I'm still listening to it. Giving it a few spins. I listen to it every time I go to work and I'm allowing it to really sink in.
I'm in love with the video and the song. The song is by far one of the best of 2015. Troye Sivan is one of everyone's favorite homosexual youtuber's. Besides me of course. He's the one who started this concept of coming out online.
Which, is why the video for “Happy Little Pill” was a little disappointing. It centered around a perfectly nice heterosexual couple. If that's what I wanted in a music video, I would just go to Meghan Trainor's vevo account.
The follow up video was for “Fools”. Not one of my favorite tracks. I would have preferred “Ease” or even “Bite” being considered instead. But, we get what we get. In this video we get the fact that Troye Sivan's lover has an unaccepting family.
The video essentially ends with the two of them apart and his lover in a heterosexual relationship with his father's goading. For how much Troye wanted to break away from the mold of what music forces on relationships. It's interesting that he made the gay relationship unhappy. What a common trope. Homosexual relationships always end in tragedy.
The Blue Neighborhood is cinematic in quality. Much like his lyrics. According to Troye these songs are built out of a love he has. It raises so many questions. Who is this boy? Are they dating right now? IS TROYLER REAL?
Troye should be releasing a full length album at some point. Although, I think this promotional strategy with five or six song EP's is a great way to introduce fans to his music. He's also going on a tour. And, worldwide enough in it's scope that you might be able to see Troye Sivan in your hometown.