Troye Sivan recently dropped a new song called “Animal” from his highly-anticipated album Bloom, which is due out Aug. 31. Sivan sings of love and longing in a slow, sultry groove on the dreamy track which is backed by airy, shimmering synths and musically drifts along like a warm breeze on a hot summer day. (Listen to the song above).
“I want you all to myself/Don’t leave none for nobody else/I am an animal with you/No angels could beckon me back/It’s hotter than hell where I’m at/I am an animal with you,” the Aussie singer-songwriter croons in the chorus.
In an i-D interview about Bloom, Sivan described “Animal” as “a five-minute, ‘80s stadium song” which ultimately delivers “an epic profession of love.” The heartfelt song follows the previous album singles in a love and relationship theme. “My My My!” was the lead single, followed by “The Good Side,” the title track “Bloom,” and his Ariana Grande collab “Dance To This” which was accompanied by a cool music video featuring both singers enjoying a two-person party as they sing and dance to the song.
Bloom follows Sivan’s Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)-winning debut album Blue Neighborhood, which peaked at No. 3 on the New Zealand Albums chart, No. 6 on the ARIA Australian Albums chart and No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart here in the U.S. He picked up Best Video and Song of the Year ARIA Awards for the album’s second single “Youth.” The carefree track notably topped Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart and made Top 30 on Billboard’s Hot 100, coming in at No. 23. Expectations are high for Bloom to be fiercely embraced by fans and critics alike.
“My My My!” made the AXS Midyear in Review: The Top six songs of 2018 (so far) list. Listen to “Animal” above and stay tuned to AXS for Troye Sivan updates.