Troye hedges his bets even while ex­tolling the joy of young love

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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.”

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