Troye Sivan - Happy Little Pill
Some great new music from a fresh-faced Perth 19-year-old.
We'll have to admit we hadn't heard of 19 years young Perth artist Troye Sivan until recently. This makes sense on one hand as the single we're rocking today - Happy Little Pill - is his debut release. But on the other hand, the kid has almost 900k fans on Facebook - yep, almost a million. We can probably put the latter down to the release of his song The Fault In Our Stars - released last year and selling upwards of 100,000 copies worldwide, with all proceeds going to a Perth children's hospital. A re-worked version of that song, along with Happy Little Pill will be found on his forthcoming debut EP release, TRXYE, due August 15. The EP promises five tracks of atmospheric pop, beats and ballads, citing the likes of Lana Del Rey, Lorde and Frank Ocean as influences, and you can hear a bit of each in Happy Little Pill below. Produced by Perth duo SLUMs, mixed down by Tom Elmhirst and Jason Cox (Gorillaz, Adele, Empire Of The Sun) and with a remix coming from Aussie electro-pop group Strange Talk, expect to be hearing a lot more from Sivan in the coming months.