Troye Sivan honours LGBTIQ history in new music video


Troye Sivan has paid tribute to the history of the LGBTI community in his new music video.

In the black and white video for the song “Heaven,” featuring fellow Aussie singer Betty Who, Troye sings in the rain and nuzzles a love interest in between vintage clips of LGBT activists and couples.

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“We have always been here. We will always be here,” the 21-year-old said of the video.

“This video is dedicated to all who’ve come before me and fought for our cause and those who now continue the fight.

“In dark and light times, let’s love forever.”

The track is the latest song to be released from the Perth-born superstar’s acclaimed 2015 album Blue Neighbourhood.

Watch the music video below:

Troye Sivan has gotten deep in a reflective teaser video for new song “Heaven.”

In the video, the Perth YouTuber-turned-pop-prince opines: “The hardest person for me to come out to was myself. (He now has over 3.7 million YouTube subscribers)

“When I first started to realise that I might be gay I had to ask myself all of these questions, these really terrifying questions. Am I ever gonna find someone? Am I ever gonna be able to have a family?

“If there is a god, does that god hate me? Those were really, really scary questions for a 14-year-old.

“Then throughout the process, I kind of started to build this self-confidence and this self-worth, and I realised, yeah, I’m gay. Eventually I got to the point where I was like, ‘If there is a heaven, but I can’t be myself up there, then maybe I don’t want heaven.'”

“Heaven” also features fellow Aussie artist Betty Who.

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“So honoured and excited to be a part of Troye Sivan’s debut album. Can’t wait for you guys to hear the track we did together!” Betty recently wrote on Facebook alongside a cute selfie she took with Troye.

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