Troye hedges his bets even while extolling the joy of young love
Track of the week: Youth by Troye Sivan
Aussie YouTuber and general well-known teen Troye Sivan has taken the pop path less trodden. Instead of club bangers, he goes for intelli-pop with an emotional focus (think Hurts or Bright Light Bright Light). A simpler way of saying this is that Troye goes for the heart as well as the head. On Youth, he sings about how great young love is while also acknowledging that it’s not going to last forever. Keep an eye on this one.
Justin Bieber has given a revealing interview to the NME, explaining how isolated he felt when on tour. “You get lonely, you know, when you’re on the road. People see the glam and the amazing stuff, but they don’t know the other side. This life can rip you apart. [I get depressed] all the time. And I feel isolated.”
He went on, “You’re in your hotel room and there are fans all around, paparazzi following you everywhere, and it gets intense. When you can’t go anywhere or do anything alone, you get depressed. I would not wish this upon anyone.
Zero of the week: dancing in front of strangers, according to Meghan Trainor. “I was always too shy and insecure to dance in front of people. Even dancing at my school dances was nervewracking for me and I had to do it usually with a group of my best friends,” Meghan told Twist magazine. “However, at home, with my friends, I’m a dancing fool. After a few dance lessons I realized the power of knowing how to move your body and what confidence it gives you. I’m obsessed with it now and want to take more classes every day.”