I’m completely at a loss as to why it is I’ve never listened to Troye Sivan’s single, “Happy Little Pill”. I mean, sure, I can argue that I’ve been really busy lately, but that sounds like a cop out even to me. Today, I was able to rectify my foolishness, and let me say that I love the song.
If you don’t already know, Troye Sivan is a mega popular young YouTuber whose coming out video went viral, and appeared on almost every site that I visited when he published it. He also appeared in X-Men: First Class as young Magneto in a training camp.
Troye first came to my attention primarily because of Tyler Oakley, because you guys already know that I adore Tyler, and Troye has appeared in several of Tyler’s videos, prompting many of their fans not only to ship them as a couple but to outright refuse to believe that they aren’t truly dating. Though both Troye and Tyler have constantly denied any sort of relationship between the two of them, “Troyler” remains an unrelenting fantasy to their fans.
“Happy Little Pill” is Troye’s latest single from his album “TRXYE”, his debut album with record label EMI, Australia. I always knew that the kid could sing, because it’s no secret that he’s been in musicals before, but to say that I was surprised by the voice which greeted me on that song would be a major understatement. I’m super impressed by his tone, and the general genre of the music, which is far more mature than I would have expected. It’s no doubt tricky branching out from YouTube into mainstream music (mostly because of the not-so-pleasant legacy that Justin Bieber has left us with) but I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if Troye is able to make the transition successfully.