The volume of the audience screaming was deafening last week when Troye Sivan hit the O2 Forum in Kentish Town. The YouTuber come popstar has gained quite the fanbase who were eager to see the Australian belt tracks from his album ‘Blue Neighbourhood’.
Within seconds of him appearing on stage it was evident the crowd knew every word of every track. Opening the set with ‘BITE’, he couldn’t have picked a better track to get the audience on board.
After blasting through such tracks as ‘WILD’ and ‘HEAVEN’ it was clear it was going to be an incredible show, and he didn’t prove us wrong.
The stage itself reflected the music Troye was playing with huge neon tubes creating a house, a reference to the album title and cover which changed colour throughout the set which added that extra element of production for such a small show.
In the middle of the set, Troye went back to his roots and sang his first single ‘Happy Little Pill’ in a stripped back, acoustic version which was preceded by a cover of ‘Love Is A Losing Game’, by Amy Winehouse.
He quite clearly plucked at the heart strings of London with his cover with the audience of mainly younger girls adoring every word coming from his mouth.
Towards the end of the set Troye spoke to the crowd about his parents and how they’ve travelled thousands of miles to see the show that very night. Bless!
His presence on the stage was a surprise, how he managed to work the crowd like a professional despite only being fairly new to the game. It would be interesting to see next time if he can get a bigger venue and production to really show this off.
The set ended with an encore of ‘LOST BOY’ and ‘YOUTH’. The two tracks summed up the entire feeling towards to Troye, as he proved his music is so captivating and emotive and his showmanship is brilliantly unique.
We are beyond excited for his next album and hopefully he will come back to the UK… please Troye!
Troye continues his tour throughout Europe during May. His album Blue Neighbourhood is out now.