Taylor Swift’s verdict on Aussie Troye

September 8, 2015 5:23 pm 1 comment Views: 1
Taylor Swift, pictured here at the MTV Video Music Awards, has called Troye Sivan’s new r

Taylor Swift, pictured here at the MTV Video Music Awards, has called Troye Sivan’s new release Wild, stunning and awesome. Picture: AP
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AUSSIE singer-songwriter and YouTube sensation Troye Sivan has had one of modern pop’s highest honours bestowed on him — a Twitter endorsement from Taylor Swift.

Swift, whose multi-million-selling album of last year 1989 set the benchmark for modern pop and is still in the ARIA top 5 after nearly a year, posted to her 63 million followers that Sivan’s new mini-album is “stunning and awesome”.

Perth-raised Sivan responded to his 2.9 million followers: “Taylor, thank you so much. This means the world to me. 1989 is most definitely #Albumgoals.”

Sivan’s Wild mini-album was released globally on Friday and shot straight to No. 1 on iTunes here and is expected to chart highly when the ARIA figures are released this week. As of this morning it was at No. 2 on the US iTunes chart, with Swift’s 1989 at No. 5.

Hot on the charts ... Taylor Swift tweets Aussie singer Troye Sivan.

Hot on the charts … Taylor Swift tweets Aussie singer Troye Sivan.
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Grammy-winner Swift has form with Aussie pop artists — she was so enamoured with Melbourne singer-songwriter Vance Joy’s hit Riptide that she recorded her own cover version and then invited him to support her on her current stadium world tour.

Sivan has also expressed a desire to work with one of Swift’s besties, recently telling News Corp about his dream collaborators: “I would love to do something with Lorde — I think that would be really cool. Frank Ocean would be really awesome too.”

With his star rising around the world, Sivan has kicked off a whirlwind global promo tour, and is preparing and rehearsing for a live tour — his first live performances in years. The Swift/Sivan love in has also raised speculation that the Aussie singer might join the global superstar on stage for her Australia dates later this year, continuing her tradition of inviting local artists to perform with her.

Troye Sivan live stream party

“The thing that is daunting is when people say ‘things are going to get crazy for you’,” Sivan said of his growing profile and coming tour. “And when people talk about touring I get really nervous. I think I am a bit of a homebody. The idea of performing sounds appealing to me but the lifestyle sounds terrible, sitting on a bus all day and being away from my family.

“I just feel like it would be tiring and scary but I have a good team around me who is going to help me ease into it. I also know it’s one of those things that once I am in it, I am going to absolutely love it and never want to stop. I think it’s just those first couple of shows that will be really scary.”

www.news.com.au/entertainment/music

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