Single Review: Troye Sivan – The Good Side

troye sivan the good side

Troye Sivan drops guitar driven ballad ‘The Good Side’
Troye Sivan launched a glorious comeback last week when he dropped the poptastic single ‘My My My’ that immediately took the internet by storm. The Australian pop star is getting ready to release his sophomore album and we will probably learn more details about this when he performs on Saturday Night Live this weekend. For SNL he will of course perform two songs, so it was about time to launch a second new track. He chose ‘The Good Side’ and it shows a completely different side to his art than ‘My My My’ did.

Where ‘My My My’ was easily the most uptempo bop he has ever put his name to, ‘The Good Side’ is his slowest tune yet. Admitted, his debut album Blue Neighbourhood was full of midtempos and synth ballads, but not a singer-songwriter acoustic guitar track like this! Troye of course wouldn’t be Troye if there weren’t some interesting production choices added with synths and even something that sounds like a harp! Such an emotive and athmospheric little tune! It sounds like it is taken from the soundtrack of a movie like Boyhood or Call Me By Your Name. Lyrically, ‘The Good Side’ seems to deal with a break up in which he is doing better than the person he broke up with. He poetically describes this and we feel all the feels! These two singles so far both show his growth and his versatility as a pop star!

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