“Angel Baby,” Troye Sivan’s first new solo song of 2021, is out now via Capitol Records. Written by Troye Sivan, Jason Evigan, Michael Pollack, Sarah Hudson and JHart, “Angel Baby” is an intimate ballad, full of yearning and romance, realized in cinematic 90s synth glory.
“‘Angel Baby’ is my crack at an adoring, doting, love struck, mega pop, gay, power ballad. I thought we needed a few more of those,” says Troye Sivan.
The track comes one year after the release of his acclaimed 2020 EP, In A Dream.
“[It’s] a story that’s still unfolding, this small collection of songs explores an emotional rollercoaster period in my life when the feelings and thoughts were most shockingly fresh,” Troye Sivan said of In A Dream upon its release. “Revisiting these songs and moments is tough, but I’m proud of this music and excited to have it out in the world.”
The Associated Press said, “It’s a perfectly-timed appetizer for an evolving artist – a wistful and experimental musical postcard for an uneasy era.” Sivan recorded five of the EP’s six songs with producer Oscar Görres (The Weeknd, MARINA, Tove Lo) between Stockholm and Los Angeles, just prior to the lockdown.
The leadoff track, “Take Yourself Home,” trended at No.1 on Twitter worldwide following its release earlier this year and has now attained over 92 million cumulative global streams. The New York Times hailed “Take Yourself Home” as an “understatedly lush quasi-soul thumper.” PAPER said, “It’s perhaps the first great song to come out of our collective apocalyptic state of mind during the COVID-19 outbreak.”
Troye makes his return to the stage tonight, giving “Angel Baby” its debut live performance at New York City’s Terminal 5 as part of MTV & Extra Gum Present: Push to the VMAs.
“You,” Troye’s recent collaboration with Regard and Tate McRae, has become a top 10 hit at Top 40 radio, marking his highest-charting single at the format. The track, which climbed to the No.1 position on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, has amassed over 200 million combined global streams.