The actor and singer opens up about LGBT based video trilogy.
Actor turned singer Troye Sivan is quickly becoming an icon in the LGBT community for his open depictions of same-sex relationships in his newly released debut album 'Blue Neighbourhood' for which he released a touching video trilogy for three of the songs.
Troye Sivan talks about his LGBT music videos
The 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' star had us in floods of tears with the three-part video story directed by Tim Mattia for his album 'Blue Neighbourhood', featuring the songs 'Wild', 'Fools' and 'Talk Me Down'. Together they explore a relationship between two men, from their beginnings as childhood friends, through their complicated adolescent love affair that is forcibly torn apart by one of their fathers, and finally to its tragic end when one of them commits suicide.
'I heard these three songs but I just never listened to them in that particular order before', Sivan said of the songs. 'You see a little girl and a little boy holding hands and everyone's like, 'Aww, sweet! When are you guys going to get married?' I wanted to show that for young LGBT kids.'
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Filming the videos involved some rather steamy kissing scenes between Sivan and his co-star Matthew Eriksson, and while the former had done love scenes before, it was rather an unfamiliar experience. 'I'd actually done it before with girls', he revealed. 'It was my first time kissing a guy on screen. We had been friends on Facebook for a really long time but we had never met in person. The day after we met he was shirtless with his legs wrapped around me.'
'Blue Neighbourhood' was released on December 4th 2015 through EMI and Capitol records and reached number 7 in US charts, nearly matching the success of his September EP 'Wild' which reached number 5, and topped charts in Australia. Sivan is also known for featuring on Zedd's single 'Papercut' from his album 'True Colors'.