Troye Sivan has released his fourth single “Dance To This”, a collaboration with Pop princess Ariana Grande for his upcoming album Bloom.
“Dance To This” is an indie pop song typified by synth basses, very similar to The XX songs. It describes an experience by a couple who chose to stay at home me instead of party at the club. The song is as a “mellow dance track”.
Troye talks about collaborating with Ariana Grande: “I think that she’s just the coolest. I basically just texted her the song. I sat on it for a couple of weeks because I’m nervous to ask people for stuff.”
“I don’t want to ever put anybody in an uncomfortable position where they’re like, “This song is terrible and I don’t want to be a part of it”. So I kind of waited and then I was like, “You know what? I’m going to regret it if I don’t ask”. So, I sent her the song”.
He described the album as more “darker”, “sexual”, “more guitar-driven” and “more danceable” than his previous material. He said that there are many songs which talk about the defiant gay expression. The first song, “Seventeen”, is about a sexual experience Sivan had while underage with a man he met on Grindr.
Listen the song below: