Troye Sivan Releases a Pep Talk Single on ‘Take Yourself Home’
Capitol Records have officially released Troye Sivan’s new single, “Take Yourself Home”. It was set for release later in the year, but Troye considered the song in a new context as he headed home to Australia and a period of isolation.
“‘Take Yourself Home’ is one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written,” says Troye Sivan. “The song is kind of a pep talk with yourself and the place you’re from. Grappling with your place in the world. I write these songs as a diary entry, then as life and places change, and relationships change, songs can take on a new meaning entirely. Clearly, that has happened for this song, with what is going on in the world right now.”
Realizing that many freelance artists have struggled to earn money in the face of the global pandemic, Troye put out a call for creatives to develop visual elements for the rollout of “Take Yourself Home.”
“FREELANCE ARTISTS (GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, ANIMATION ARTISTS) HMU I WANT TO WORK WITH YOU AND TAKE THE MONEY I WOULD BE SPENDING ON MUSIC VIDEOS AND GIVE IT TO YOU,” he said in an Instagram post.
Fortunately, the response was overwhelming. The visuals for the pre-save page, lyric video and other elements were sourced from artists who responded to Troye’s solicitation.
While social distancing at home in Australia, Troye continues to connect with fans. Last week, he appeared on #HAPPYATHOME: Live!, TikTok’s global live stream series.