Luke Gilford (Christina Aguilera, Blood Orange), who also helmed the 2017 video for Sivan’s “Heaven,” directed.
Since its release in September by Capitol Records, “Angel Baby” has amassed over 31 million combined global streams. Rolling Stone praised the “romantic ode.” NME hailed it as “a soaring, slow-burning ballad that sees Sivan crooning above a lush bed of cinematic synths.” The Honey POP observed, “It’s unapologetically romantic, with a hint of top-tier nostalgic, retro cinematic 90s synth glory…’Angel Baby’ is already giving us Blue Neighbourhood 2.0 vibes.”
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.
Troye, who recently walked in the Savage X Fenty runway show and attended the Met Gala, has amassed over 10 billion combined global streams, including one billion video streams, over the course of his career. His sophomore album, Bloom (Capitol Records), was named as one of the best albums of 2018 by critics at Rolling Stone, The Guardian, USA Today, Billboard, OUT, NPR Music, and numerous other publications, with TIME saying, “Troye Sivan is the perfect pop star.”
In A Dream, which followed in 2020, included the hits “Take Yourself Home” and “Easy.” Troye later teamed up with Kacey Musgraves on a new version of “Easy,” which featured Mark Ronson and has racked up over 74 million combined streams worldwide. “You,” Troye’s recent collaboration with Regard and Tate McRae, has become a top 10 hit on 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.