Troye Sivan has released his much anticipated sophomore record, Bloom, the follow-up to his 2015 debut, Blue Neighbourhood.

Having started out as a YouTube sensation – amassing over 6.5 million follows to date – Sivan’s debut LP saw him storm the charts and cement a fierce fan base. This new body of work builds on that initial release, exploring ideas of queer love and societal expectations via anthemic synths and goosebump-inducing pop hooks, Bloom was written and produced with Ariel Rechtshaid, Bram Inscore, and Brett McLaughlin, and featuring Ariana Grande and Aus folk musician Gordi.

Rewind to our 2015 HERO 13 interview with Sivan, just before the pop sensation made his live debut – what a difference three years make. 

Troye Sivan, Bloom, is out now.