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Troye Sivan Kicks Off His Stunning New Video Trilogy With ‘Wild’

Watch the weepy clip for the titular track of Troye's new EP.

Last year, Troye Sivan majorly impressed us with his brooding brand of electro-pop on his debut major-label EP, TRXYE. And if you think the Australian YouTube sensation and singer-songwriter was primed to suffer a sophomore slump, just take a listen to his new mini-album, Wild.

Released on Friday (Sep. 4), the six-song effort is Troye's creative breakthrough; a gorgeous collection of bright pop songs that encapsulate issues most artists might shy away from. Take the EP’s titular track, which, on the surface, sounds like a typical catchy tune about young love. But there’s a harrowing underside of conflict on “Wild,” which becomes immediately clearer upon viewing its accompanying music video.

“Wild” kicks off the first part of a video trilogy dubbed “Blue Neighbourhood,” and chronicles the beginnings of a Romeo & Romeo romance, with clashing families, star-crossed lovers and the warning signs of a difficult abusive experience. It’s a gripping narrative, and one that’s not too unexpected, given the 20-year-old's tendency to be quite confessional online. He’s also always been a visually-focused artist, and the cinematic beauty of “Wild" continues that tradition stunningly.

As we’ve pointed out before, holding a stigma against artists who shot to fame online is silly and ultimately ignorant. And Wild further proves that -- as he continues his transition from YouTube fame to mainstream success -- Troye is not to be counted out.