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Rolling Stone Australia Calls Troye Sivan One of Pop’s Most Sophisticated

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The 20-year-old Troye Sivan is very much connected to his inner child (he told Late Night in December that he recorded his new album in a baby voice, and enlisted the help of a kids’ choir), but Rolling Stone Australia has nevertheless deemed him one of pop’s most sophisticated.

Today (January 6), the magazine announced Sivan will cover the February 2016 issue as part of its annual “Hot List,” a field guide for burgeoning pop culture standouts and movements. It will include an interview with Sia, an update on David Bowie’s return and Editor-in-chief Matt Coyte’s insistence that Sivan is head-and-shoulder above his pop contemporaries.

“Sivan’s music is altogether more sophisticated than the output of many of his pop peers,” he says in a preview of the feature story. “It’s more akin to the music of, say, Flume or Flight Facilities than Ed Sheeran or One Direction, and here lies the conundrum. How do you create a live experience that appeals to both swooning kids and discerning clubbers?”

Blue Neighbourhood, Sivan’s first full-length album, debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 upon its December 2015 release and landed at No. 6 on Australia’s charts. It’s so far spawned “Wild,” “Talk Me Down” and “Youth” as singles.

Read more from the preview here, and download a digital copy for more!

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