Troye Sivan drops 'Dance to This', talks Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Pride Month
Right before he premiered this ‘cruisy bop,’ on Apple Music's Beats 1 with Zane Lowe, he took to Instagram live in his car to express his excitement
After weeks of anticipation, Troye Sivan finally released his latest single ‘Dance to This’ featuring Ariana Grande on Wednesday, June 13.
Right before he premiered this ‘cruisy bop,’ as he calls it, on Apple Music's Beats 1 with Zane Lowe, he took to Instagram live in his car to express his excitement, which seems to have become tradition with every song he has been releasing for his upcoming album 'Bloom'. He even shared a short video of him dancing along to the song in the middle of a parking lot.
In his conversation with Lowe, Sivan talked about the origins of this grand collaboration, his sensational performance on Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour and the significance of Pride Month.
Sivan and Grande have been friends for quite a few years now. They were also seen hanging out at this year’s Met Gala. But it was only until recently that he mustered up the courage to ask one of his personal favorites to collaborate with him musically.
He said: "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."
Obviously, Grande loved the song. Sivan told Lowe that Grande replied to his text instantly in all-caps and that they began discussion on the collaboration the very day, as they were coincidentally in the same studio. Grande sent Sivan her part the very next day.
The Australian singer also talked about how he managed to get on stage with the pop-sensation Taylor Swift at the Rose Bowl. The story starts with Sivan, as a Swifty, asking Swift for tickets to her show. Swift willingly granted him the tickets, but she had one condition: that he join her on stage for a performance. Of course Sivan was extremely nervous, but he called it the best moment of his life. The duo performed Sivan’s hit ‘My! My! My!’ As Sivan cat-walked down the stage during the performance, he also did what he calls an iconic Victoria Secret wave.
In the final segment of his conversation with Lowe, Sivan talked performing at Pride for the first time.
"It was so fun. I've been to Pride parades before but never played one. I really just went for it. I stage-dived for the first time," he said.
He went on to talk about his first experience at Pride.
"My first Pride parade was the first time that I -- I was under age, so I couldn't go to clubs yet -- it was my first time being surrounded by a majority of people that I felt like understood me and were like me, because growing up, I didn't know any gay people, let alone being in a space where everyone is celebrating who you are and who they are. To me, Pride is such a sacred event, so to be able to enjoy it at its fullest and be onstage in front of all those people and celebrating with them, it's crazy," he said.