This is one of Troye’s best songs to date.
Australian pop star Troye Sivan has released his contribution to the Love, Simon soundtrack, and it’s a sensual slow jam.
On Strawberries and Cigarette, the 22-year-old reminisces: “Long nights, daydreams. Sugar and smoke rings, I’ve been a fool. But strawberries and cigarettes always taste like you.”
The nostalgic pop number was produced by Jack Antonoff and originally recorded for Troye’s critically-acclaimed debut, Blue Neighbourhood. Back in 2016, the Aussie star said he brought his “a-game” for the session with Antonoff, but claimed it was “the most nervous” he’d ever been in the studio.
We have no idea how this didn’t make Troye’s album, because it’s one of his best songs to date.
Listen to Strawberries and Cigarettes below.
The full tracklist for the Love, Simon soundtrack is as follows:
1. Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) – Bleachers
2. Rollercoaster – Bleachers
3. Never Fall In Love – Jack Antonoff & MØ
4. Strawberries & Cigarettes – Troye Sivan
5. Sink In – Amy Shark
6. Love Lies – Khalid & Normani
7. The Oogum Boogum Song – Brenton Wood
8. Love Me – The 1975
9. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
10. Someday At Christmas – Jackson 5
11. Wings – Haerts
12. Keeping A Secret – Bleachers
13. Wild Heart – Bleachers
Love, Simon – released in US cinemas this weekend – deals with the coming out journey of 17-year-old Simon Spier. The film is historically significant as the first film ever released by a major studio to focus on a teenage gay romance.
Jurassic World’s Nick Robinson stars in the title role, while Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel play his parents.
13 Reasons Why’s Katherine Langford and Miles Heizer are also part of the cast, along with Logan Miller (The Walking Dead), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Flash actor Keiynan Lonsdale.
Watch the trailer for Love, Simon below.