Troye Sivan wasn't a scheduled performer at Coachella this year, but he still impacted the festival in an appropriately major way. During DJ Martin Garrix's Saturday night set, the queer Australian pop star took to stage to premiere their new EDM-leaning collaboration, "There For You," and it sounds to be a promising crossover hit.
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Sivan notably wore some incredible silver pants, while delivering vulnerable lyrics about love and dedication above 20-year-old Garrix's smooth, electronic production. "When your tears fall down your pillow like a river, I'll be there for you," Sivan sings, assuringly. "But you've gotta be there for me, too."
The track frequently erupts into explosive synthesized breakdowns, as most contemporary songs do, but Sivan's pure, honest vocals keep the sound fresh--and there's something to be said about playing the game of creating accessible, radio-friendly sounds as a marginalized musician, such as Sivan.
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Garrix previously collaborated with rising singer/songwriter Dua Lipa on the single, "Scared to be Lonely." Though she didn't pen the track," Dua told OUT, "I absolutely loved the song and thought it was really personal--really honest. It's a very relatable song, but then there's a dance section. You could listen to it on your own, with friends or at the club--it's really universal."
Watch Sivan's Coachella performance of "There For You," below.