Fully tapping into the lead role of teenage South Florida-native Caleb in the upcoming film Three Months, pop singer and songwriter Troye Sivan crafted two songs for the accompanying soundtrack, including the newly shared “Trouble” featuring Jay Som. The film premieres on Paramount+ on February 23.
“Trouble” was initially teased in the official Three Months trailer as audiences are introduced to the world of the young teenager who, on the eve of his high school graduation, discovers that he’s been exposed to HIV. In the 90 days that follow, Caleb waits for his own results and unexpectedly falls in love in the process.
“Accidental lover, what’d you do with all my common sense? You came in undercover when I didn’t even want a friend,” Sivan sings on the guitar-driven track, making a bright realization: “I’m tired of livin’ like I’m dyin’ / But now I can find the silver lining like before / Yeah, like before / You got funny sense of timing /Showed up on the night that I stopped trying for something more.”
“Trouble” marks the first release from Sivan since sharing the one-off single “Angel Baby” last fall. Three Months also brings his absence from the film industry to an end, following up his appearance in Boy Erased (2018) for which he penned and recorded the Golden Globe-nominated soundtrack cut “Revelation.”
Of the film, Three Months director Jared Frieder shared: “At its core, it’s a film about dismantling the shame around HIV and showing that it’s no longer a death sentence in our modern world with access to healthcare. It’s about a kid coming of age and realizing that the very things that make him different also make him indispensable and worthy of love. And perhaps most of all, it’s about what it’s like to wait.”