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|Released||31 August 2018|
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|Singles from Bloom|
Bloom is the second studio album by Australian singer and songwriter Troye Sivan, released on 31 August 2018 through EMI Music Australia and Capitol Records. The album follows up his 2015 debut studio album, Blue Neighbourhood , and features guest appearances from Gordi and Ariana Grande. It was preceded by the release of the singles "My My My!", "The Good Side", "Bloom", "Dance to This" and "Animal".
Troye Sivan Mellet, known professionally as Troye Sivan, is a South African-born Australian singer, songwriter, actor, and YouTuber. After gaining popularity as a singer on YouTube and in Australian talent competitions, Sivan signed with EMI Australia in 2013 and released his debut extended play, TRXYE (2014), which peaked at number five on the U.S. Billboard 200. Its lead single, "Happy Little Pill", reached number 10 on Australian music charts. In 2015, he released his second extended play Wild followed by his debut studio album Blue Neighbourhood, whose lead single "Youth" became Sivan's first single to enter the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 23. His second studio album Bloom (2018) reached number three in Australia and number four on the Billboard 200 chart. Its lead single "My My My!" became Sivan's second number-one single on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.
EMI Music Australia is the Australian subsidiary label of EMI Recordings Ltd. It is Australia's largest independent dance music label as well as one of Australia's largest independent labels overall and has full independence over its operations. Corporate headquarters are located in Sydney, Australia.
Capitol Records, Inc. is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Capitol Music Group imprint. It was founded as the first West Coast-based record label in the United States in 1942 by Johnny Mercer, Buddy DeSylva, and Glenn E. Wallichs. Capitol was acquired by British music conglomerate EMI as its North American subsidiary in 1955. EMI was acquired by Universal Music Group in 2012 and was merged with the company a year later, making Capitol and the Capitol Music Group both a part of UMG. The label's circular headquarter building in Hollywood is a recognized landmark of California.
At the ARIA Music Awards of 2018, the album was nominated for three awards; Album of the Year, Best Male Artist and Best Pop Release.
The 32nd Annual Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards are a series of award ceremonies which include the 2018 ARIA Artisan Awards, ARIA Hall of Fame Awards, ARIA Fine Arts Awards and the ARIA Awards. The ARIA Awards ceremony was held on 28 November 2018 and broadcast from the Star Event Centre, Sydney around Australia on the Nine Network.
The ARIA Music Award for Album of the Year, is an award presented at the annual ARIA Music Awards, which recognises "the many achievements of Aussie artists across all music genres", since 1987. It is handed out by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), an organisation whose aim is "to advance the interests of the Australian record industry." The award is handed out to an Australian group or solo artist who have had an album appear in the ARIA Top 100 Albums Chart between the eligibility period, and is voted for by a judging academy, which consists of 1000 members from different areas of the music industry. Powderfinger have won the award the most times with three wins for Internationalist (1999), Odyssey Number Five (2001) and Vulture Street (2003).
The ARIA Music Award for Best Male Artist, is an award presented at the annual ARIA Music Awards, which recognises "the many achievements of Aussie artists across all music genres", since 1987. It is handed out by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), an organisation whose aim is "to advance the interests of the Australian record industry." The award is given to an Australian male artist who has had a single or an album appear in the ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart between the eligibility period, and is voted for by a judging academy, which comprises 1000 members from different areas of the music industry.
Bloom has been called Sivan's "sex album",as well as "darker", "more guitar-driven" and "more danceable" than his previous material. It has also been described as containing material about defiant gay expression; the first song, "Seventeen", is about a sexual experience Sivan had with a man he met on Grindr. Sivan wrote most of the album with American musician Leland and Canadian musician Allie X. The album's production was primarily handled by Bram Inscore, Oscar Görres, Oscar Holter and Ariel Rechtshaid.
Grindr is a geosocial networking and online dating application geared towards gay, bi, trans, and queer people. It runs on iOS and Android and is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play, Grindr comes in both free and subscription-based versions. The app makes use of a mobile device's geolocation, a feature of smart phones and other devices, which allows users to locate other users who are nearby. This is accomplished through a user interface that displays a grid of representative photos of men, arranged from nearest to furthest away. Tapping on a picture will display a brief profile for that user, as well as the option to chat, send pictures, and share one's precise location.
Brett Leland McLaughlin, known professionally as Leland, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, composer and lecturer. Based in Los Angeles, California, he has worked closely with a range of popular artists, including Troye Sivan, Daya, Selena Gomez, Andy Grammer, Kelsea Ballerini and Allie X. In December 2017, McLaughlin signed with Vertigo Berlin/Universal Music Germany for his artist project Leland and is currently published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Alexandra Ashley Hughes, known by her stage name Allie X, is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She began her career as an indie pop artist in Toronto in the mid-2000s, playing with local bands and writing and recording a handful of self-released albums. After relocating to Los Angeles, California in 2013, Hughes began working with Cirkut and Billboard and achieved success with her first single released under the name Allie X, "Catch", which peaked at number 55 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart and was well received by music critics. The song also rose to prominence after pop singer Katy Perry referred to it as her "spring jam" on social media. Hughes released her debut extended play in 2015, CollXtion I, followed by her debut studio album CollXtion II in 2017 and most recent release, Super Sunset, the following year.
"My My My!" was released as the lead single from the album on 10 January 2018, and was accompanied by a music video directed by Grant Singer.The second single "The Good Side", was released nine days later. It is an acoustic track about a breakup, with Sivan explaining that the song is an open letter to an ex-boyfriend. The title track "Bloom", a song about queer desire, was released on 2 May as the third single. "Dance to This", featuring American singer Ariana Grande, was released on 13 June as the album's fourth single. The fifth single, "Animal", was released on 9 August. On 14 June, Sivan announced a Target special edition would be released featuring two new songs, "This This" and "Running Shoes". The album was released on 31 August 2018 by EMI Music Australia and Capitol Records.
"My My My!" is a song by Australian singer and songwriter Troye Sivan. It was written by Sivan, Leland, Oscar Görres and James Alan Ghaleb, with production handled by Görres. The song was released via Universal Music Australia on 10 January 2018, as the lead single from his second studio album, Bloom (2018).
"The Good Side" is a song by Australian singer and songwriter Troye Sivan. It was written by Sivan, Leland, Allie X, Bram Inscore, Jam City and Ariel Rechtshaid, with production handled by the latter three. The song was released through EMI Music Australia on 19 January 2018, as the second single from his second studio album, Bloom (2018).
"Bloom" is a song by South African /Australian singer Troye Sivan. Written by Sivan, Peter Svensson, Leland and its producer Oscar Holter, the song was released by EMI Music Australia on 2 May 2018, as the third single from his second studio album of the same name.
Sivan is promoting the album via the Bloom Tour, which began on 21 September in Irving, Texas.
Irving is a principal city in Dallas County in the U.S. state of Texas and it is also an inner ring suburb of the city of Dallas. According to a 2017 estimate from the United States Census Bureau, the city population was 240,373 making it the thirteenth-most populous city in Texas and 93rd most populous city in the U.S. The city of Irving is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.
|The A.V. Club||B|
|The Line of Best Fit||9/10|
At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, Bloom received an average score of 85, based on 15 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim". 's Douglas Greenwood wrote, "Making perfect pop isn't easy, but Troye Sivan is a star who's done his homework. With one foot in pop's past and another in its present, Bloom is a record that could turn its considerate maker into one of mainstream music's most revered and fascinating talents." AllMusic critic Neil Z. Yeung stated that "Bloom is an unambiguous statement from Sivan, clear in its intent to celebrate the highs and lows of queer love through the eyes of a proud pop star in the making." Annie Zaleski from The A.V. Club opined that "Bloom's beauty and gifts reveal themselves gradually over time."Giving the album a perfect score, The Independent
Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: films, TV shows, music albums, video games, and formerly, books. For each product, the scores from each review are averaged. Metacritic was created by Jason Dietz, Marc Doyle, and Julie Doyle Roberts in 1999. The site provides an excerpt from each review and hyperlinks to its source. A color of green, yellow or red summarizes the critics' recommendations. It has been described as the video game industry's "premier" review aggregator.
In statistics, the standard score is the signed fractional number of standard deviations by which the value of an observation or data point is above the mean value of what is being observed or measured. Observed values above the mean have positive standard scores, while values below the mean have negative standard scores.
The weighted arithmetic mean is similar to an ordinary arithmetic mean, except that instead of each of the data points contributing equally to the final average, some data points contribute more than others. The notion of weighted mean plays a role in descriptive statistics and also occurs in a more general form in several other areas of mathematics.
Writing for The Guardian , Alexis Petridis stated that "the results are characterful", elaborating: "Bloom is done and dusted in 35 crisp minutes – a time at which some pop albums are reaching their mid-point – and feels like a coherent, artist-led album rather than a bet-spreading collection of songs designed to hit every popular musical base."Brittany Spanos of Rolling Stone said, "Well beyond the already stellar dismissal of heteronormative storylines in pop love stories, Sivan finds a wealth of ways to bring about fresh reflections on age-old themes with undeniable charisma." The Line of Best Fit writer Claire Biddles stated, "Bloom is an exceptional pop album, but maybe more importantly it's a beacon for queer people who struggle to reconcile our neuroses – societal and personal – with our potential for joy and love."
|Clash||The 40 Best Albums of 2018||29|
|The Guardian||The 50 Best Albums of 2018||37|
|The Independent||The 40 Best Albums of 2018||12|
|NME||Albums of the Year 2018|
|Paper||Top 20 Albums of 2018|
|Rolling Stone||The 20 Best Pop Albums of 2018|
|Slant||The 25 Best Albums of 2018|
|Time||The 10 Best Albums of 2018||7|
|USA Today||The Best Albums of 2018|
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Bloom debuted at number three in Australia, making it Sivan's highest-charting studio album in his home country.It opened at number four on the US Billboard 200 with 72,000 album-equivalent units, including 59,000 pure album sales. It is his highest-charting release and best sales week to date on the Billboard 200.
Credits adapted from album's liner notes and Qobuz.
|2.||"My My My!"||Görres||3:25|
|3.||"The Good Side"||4:29|
|5.||"Postcard" (featuring Gordi)||3:36|
|6.||"Dance to This" (featuring Ariana Grande)||Holter||3:51|
|8.||"What a Heavenly Way to Die"||3:07|
|Target (US), HMV (UK) and Japan deluxe edition bonus tracks|
|LP version – Side A hidden track|
|Spotify alternate track listing|
|1.||"My My My!"||Görres||3:25|
|5.||"The Good Side"||4:29|
|6.||"Dance to This" (featuring Ariana Grande)||Holter||3:51|
|8.||"Postcard" (featuring Gordi)||3:36|
|9.||"What a Heavenly Way to Die"||3:07|
|Various||31 August 2018||Standard||EMI Music Australia|
|United States||Urban Outfitters limited||LP||Capitol Records|
|Japan||Japan deluxe||Universal Music Japan|
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Bloom is released on 31st August on EMI Australia, Capitol.