Troye Sivan Shares New Slow Jam "Animal"
By Katrina Nattress
August 9, 2018
Troye Sivan is giving fans a taste of his softer side with his latest single, "Animal."
The 23-year-old shared the slow jam on Thursday (August 9) and divulged what it means to him via Twitter the day before its release.
"'Animal' is one of my fave songs I’ve ever written," the rising pop star admitted. "I wanted to make an epic, timeless love song about how whipped i am."
Who's got the young singer whipped, you ask? That would be model Jacob Bixenman — Troye's boyfriend of two years.
Read the hopeless romantic's sweet yet funny tweet below.
Animal is one of my fave songs I’ve ever written. I wanted to make an epic, timeless love song about how whipped i am— troye sivan (@troyesivan) August 8, 2018
The song is a slow burner (don't adjust your sound system if you don't hear much of anything in the first 15 seconds) and builds up to the chorus where Troye proclaims "I want you all to myself/ Don’t leave none for nobody else/ I am an animal with you."
Listen to the track below.
"Animal" is the third offering off Troye's anticipated sophomore album, Bloom, following the record's title track, "My My My," and the Ariana Grande-assisted "Dance To This" (which got an adorable child-led remake). Bloom is set for an August 31 release date.
Troye embarks on The Bloom tour in September. Check out tour dates below.
The Bloom Tour Dates
9/21 Irving, TX Pavilion @ Toyota Music Factory
9/23 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
9/24 Sugar Land, TX Smart Financial Center
9/26 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place Amphitheater
9/28 St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater
9/29 Miami, FL Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
10/1 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy
10/2 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/4 Washington, DC The Anthem
10/6 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theater
10/9 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
10/11 Laval, QC Place Bell
10/12 Boston, MA Boch Center – Wang Theatre
10/14 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
10/15 Toronto, ON Sony Centre
10/17 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
10/19 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
10/20 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
10/22 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
10/24 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
10/25 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
10/27 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
10/30 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
11/1 San Francisco, CA The Masonic
11/2 San Francisco, CA The Masonic
11/5 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
11/7 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
11/8 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
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