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Troye Sivan's producer didn't know what poppers were when they made 'Rush'

Troye Sivan's producer didn't know what poppers were when they made 'Rush'


Troye Sivan's producer didn't know what poppers were when they made 'Rush'
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You learn something new every day!

We’re still feeling the rush!

For his hit single “Rush,” pop prince Troye Sivan was nominated for two awards at the recent 2024 Grammys, one for Best Pop Dance Recording and the other for Best Music Video. These were his first Grammy nominations in his career thus far. Producer Styalz Fuego, who worked on “Rush” with Sivan, also attended the ceremony.

While covering the red carpet at the 66th Grammys ceremony, Out digital director Raffy Ermac asked Fuego if he knew what poppers were before working on the song with Sivan.

“I didn’t actually,” Fuego replied. “As soon as Troye played me a demo of the song that, he explained it to me, [but] I still had to go and Google it after.” Fuego was then asked if he had ever gotten to try poppers for himself. “I haven’t tried them,” Fuego said. “I don’t think we can get them in Australia.”

“Okay, good, don’t! Value your brain cells,” Ermac joked, to which Fuego reacted with, “Yeah, I’ve heard that. I went on a deep dive on Google after he told me about it.”

When asked about his experiences working with Sivan as one of the most popular LGBTQ+ musicians of this generation, and who’s now also getting some recognition from the Grammys, Fuego said:

“It’s amazing. I was actually such a fan of Troye for years before we even started working together. So to have the opportunity… and, my main thing was like, ‘I hope I don’t ruin his music.’ I’m just so happy that I didn’t ruin his music — well, hopefully, I didn’t ruin his music!”

He added, “I think [being at the Grammys] is like, justification, or validation, that maybe I didn’t ruin it. He’s been so supportive of me, bigging me up whenever he can, and dropping my name wherever he can, and being really supportive of me. So, it’s amazing, really.”

Unfortunately, “Rush” lost Best Pop Dance Recording to Kylie Minogue’s “Padam Padam” and Best Music Video to The Beatles’ “I’m Only Sleeping” — but it’s not too shabby to lose out Grammy Awards to two legends of that stature.

We’ll keep watching “Rush” and “One of Your Girls” and streaming Something to Give Each Other, thank you very much!

Troye Sivan’s Something to Give Each Other is available on all music streaming platforms.

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Raffy Ermac

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and the digital director of Out.

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and the digital director of Out.

Bernardo Sim

Bernardo Sim experiences and explains the queer pop culture multiverse. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.

Bernardo Sim experiences and explains the queer pop culture multiverse. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.