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Troye Sivan Talks LGBT Acceptance, Fame, and Rolling Stone With Larry King

Troye Sivan Talks LGBT Acceptance, Fame, and Rolling Stone With Larry King


The young singer's debut feature-length album is "pretty much" all about boys, he explains to King. 

Especially since releasing Blue Neighbourhood, his debut feature-length album, Troye Sivan has been everywhere. As he gears up for a tour across the United States and Europe, the 20-year-old is getting ready to transform his ubiquity into something even more tangible, with fans across the world preparing to welcome him to their cities with open hearts and open arms. Recently, Sivan sat down with Larry King to chat about his work, fame, and boys. Here are some highlights:

On being on the cover of Rolling Stone Australia at age 20:

"It was pretty insane. I was questioning a lot that day. I was like I don't know what my next goal is, that I really want to do. I feel like that's been the pinnacle for a long time."

On praise from Adele and Taylor Swift:

"It's pretty surreal."

On whether he feels like an adult before his time:

"I've been working since I was really young. But it doesn't feel like work to me. So, I don't know, I still feel like a kid."

"You say the album is all about boys?" King asked.

"Pretty much, I mean, there's a lot of stuff in there about boys, but there's also stuff about family, friends, and home."

On speed of the change in LGBT acceptance:

"I attribute it to the internet. I think in the past, a kid being raised by homophobic parents had no way to learn any other alternative. Now with the internet, they can have the most homophobic parents in the world, [and] they can go online and see a gay YouTuber, or watch some TV even. I think it's representation on the media that's really opening people's minds at a much quicker rate than has ever happened before."

On dealing with his immense fame:

"When I go home to Perth, I don't feel famous. I feel like just any other kid there. "

Watch the interview below:

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