Wild

Album: Wild (2015)
Charted: 62
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Songfacts®:

  • The title track of Troye Sivan's Wild EP, this electro-pop song about forbidden love was promoted as its lead single. Troy wrote the tune with songwriter Alex Hope, whose other credits include X Factor Australia runner-up, Taylor Henderson's ARIA chart-topping hit "Borrow My Heart."
  • The song's accompanying music video was directed by Tim Mattia and introduces us to trilogy in which Troye strikes up an intimate relationship with a childhood friend. He told Coup de Main: "It just like, nailed home the message of love is love, and there's not a lot that should get between it. And so I think that it strikes a chord with a lot of people."
  • Troye Sivan filmed a second visual for the song which co-stars Alessia Cara as his love interest. "We shot this music video that basically just profiles love in a couple of young relationships and young love," Sivan told Billboard magazine. "For me, the song is always about those initial butterflies you get when you meet someone new. I wanted to capture that and capture it in a bunch of different ways and show people that love is love no matter what form it's in."

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