SINGLE REVIEW: Troye Sivan – Talk Me Down

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Troye Sivan has gone from being my front runner for breakthrough artist of the year to becoming one of the most predictable pop acts of right now. His originality is lacking with the overuse of bland beats that sound recycled. His latest EP was a collision of pop brilliance (Fools, WILD) and exhausted try hard indie (Bite, DKLA). He has just announced the release of his debut album “Blue Neighborhood” which is slated to be unleashed on December 4. The mediocre and boring “Talk Me Down” serves as the albums lead single and I can’t help but think that was a terrible idea. The song isn’t commercial in any aspect, with an anticlimactic hook that still hasn’t got stuck in my head after 5 listens. I really did try to like this song but I couldn’t help but want to have a bit of a nap instead. The production is similar to “Fools” but not as well polished or enjoyable. The only thing this song offers is strong lyrics and vivid imagery. “I wanna sleep next to you but that’s all I wanna do right now. And I wanna come home to you but home is just a room full of my safest sounds”. I just wish this song was more likeable and less forgettable because even though he has a monotonous vocal range he has provided some pure bops in the past.

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