With Inauguration Day just hours away, Troye Sivan releases his new Luke Gilford-directed music video for “Heaven” featuring Betty Who, the song he calls “the most important song” he’s ever made – I agree, it’s certainly up there with my other favorite “Talk Me Down.”
In case you didn’t know, the track – produced by Jack Antonoff – addresses his struggles with of coming to terms with sexuality and gender. “Without losing a piece of me / How do I get to heaven? / Without changing a part of me / How do I get to heaven?,” he songs on the dreamy hook. It’s a sentiment all too many face each and every day.
Fittingly, the clip sees Troye performing the song while being embraced by a man, presumably his significant other, in-between clips of historic LGBT protests and loving gay couples. The result is a poignant and touching visual packed with pro-queer imagery that is rarely highlighted in major pop releases. Bravo Troye, bravo!
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