Heaven is one of my favorite songs from Troye Sivan’s album, Blue Neighborhood, in part because it features the fabulous Betty Who, but because of it’s message. It can be incredibly difficult to understand and accept your sexual orientation, and coming out is not an easy process. As gay people, we experience two realities. One of love and acceptance, where we know deep down in our core that what we feel is true. And another reality where we are simply misunderstood, and told that our lives are wrong or dirty. A reality where fighting for equal rights – and acceptance – is a necessity. I think Troye expresses that thought in this song and video, while also bringing religion into it.
Andy and I saw Troye Sivan perform at Terminal 5 in November, and it was such a great concert. I loved his performance with Dua Lipa of Mark Ronson’s Somebody to Love Me, which thankfully somebody recorded (watch below). If you haven’t listened to Troye’s album yet, Here’s his Blue Neighborhood album on Spotify.