In an interview with Popjustice, the Australian singer spoke about his upcoming album, and his future family plans.
Sivan is currently working on his second studio album, TS2, although he confirmed that this was only a working title. However, when pressed on it, Sivan joked that it could work in a similar vein to Rihanna’s album ANTI, which was initially thought to be named R8.
Sivan was also asked about how he saw his career panning out over the next 28 years. In response, he said: “I kind of hope it won’t be a straight line. I really want to ping-pong around a little bit.
“I think the happiest moments for me were when I was almost done with writing the album, and then I found out that I got this movie role, and cool stuff started to fall into place and I was having so much fun making all of it.
“I hope people keep funding my crazy creative pursuits. The real dream come true is when people said to me, ‘it’s time to make an album, who do you want to work with?’, and I said: ‘I would love to work with the Max Martin camp, Ariel Rechtshaid, my best friend Leland and Allie X.’ And everyone said yes. That, to me, is true success.
“That’s the thing that keeps me going: I want this to be a big commercial success so that I can keep on having wishlists.”
When the interview moved to the possibility of Sivan having kids, he said that he “definitely” wanted to start a family some day. However, he said that this was something that would be far off into the future, saying he wouldn’t have them at this “particular moment, but when I think about the future that’s all I really think about.”
Troye Sivan is currently dating Gay Times cover star Jacob Bixenman. In our latest issue, Bixenman lays it all bare on the current state of equality, how he manages to share so much of his life while retaining privacy, his relationship with Sivan, and challenging traditional masculinity.
“The idea of what a man is or needs to be is so ingrained into culture and it’s easier to be accepted when you’ve assimilated to that. But there are as many ways to be queer as there are queer people. Male femininity threatens the status quo so I think that sharing and celebrating it really makes people confront their own insecurities. It’s a step in the direction towards actual liberation.”
The latest issue of Gay Times can be brought here.