Troye Sivan’s New Song Is A Self-Empowering Liberation Anthem
I've been thinking a lot about action this year. Like, stopping to wait around for what I want and, instead, working toward and, eventually, taking it—especially when it comes to love. Charli XCX's remix of Wolf Alice's "Don't Delete The Kisses" with Post Precious kicked this line of thinking off. Troye Sivan's new song has galvanized it.
"My My My!" is Sivan's first solo material since he released his debut album, Blue Neighbourhood, in 2015. (It also happens to be our first preview of his yet-to-be-titled sophomore LP.) Compared to the final song off of Blue Neighbourhood ("Lost Boy"), "My My My!" finds buoyancy in falling in love. Where "Lost Boy" saw Sivan end a relationship due to insecurities, this track dives headfirst into the freedom of letting your guard down for someone. As fate would have it, "My My My!" complements "Don't Delete The Kisses" rather poignantly, by throwing caution to the wind and embracing the idea that you and this person could very well be "meant to be." To run from that attraction would lead to regret.
Sivan says the song is about "liberation, freedom, and love." Do you, "be present in your body, love wholeheartedly, move the way you’ve always wanted to, and dance the way you feel," and it will all lead to a fuller, empowered life, he seems to say. The Grant Singer-directed video, seen below, exemplifies that masterfully.
Though we may arguably be "improving ourselves to death," it's not without merit. Questioning whether something or someone is meant for you is a waste of time when the answer is right before you, waiting for you to take the first step. My, my, my this is going to be an inspired year.