It was only last week that Troye Sivan was teasing the idea of leaking his own music, but that idea was quickly shut down by his label. Instead, conversations lead to the Australian singer-songwriter officially releasing a song the following week. A pretty decent compromise if you ask me.
‘Take Yourself Home’ is a brooding little pop moment that interpolates the indie-pop sound he’s previously built upon along with an R&B influence that drives an interesting rhythmic flow throughout the song.
Co-written with Tayla Parx, OZGO and Leland, they explore the personal battle within ourselves over finding your individual place in the world.
“I’m tired of the city, scream if you’re with me. If I’m gonna die, let’s die somewhere pretty” he sings during the chorus.
The biggest plot twist in this song is towards the end when he completely switches up the production and gives you a full nostalgic EDM outro.
The deep house inspired breakdown is one that I can already imagine him voguing to across the stage in his live performances. It’s fresh, experimental and forward thinking as it’s something that you wouldn’t have guessed to have sonically evolved from this song at all.
It’s a really engaging listen and a super strong pop moment that adds to Sivan’s impressive discography that is continually growing bigger.