“I always talk about this,” Sivan continues, “but I don't think anyone really understands. Coming from Australia, America to me was always this crazy place of hopes and dreams, and famous people, and music, and everything was so much bigger here. And to feel like something I'm doing is succeeding here is a very very very crazy concept to me. It kind of makes everything feel a little more amplified.”
Also in the interview, Sivan talks about how he’d like to collaborate with Taylor Swift (who has endorsed Sivan previously), and would love to be a “best friend” of Lorde.
“I really really really want to write with Taylor Swift. I'm sure that everyone would say that, but for me… as a student of pop music, I feel like I have so much that I could learn from her. Her and Max Martin. I would just want to sit in that room and watch them do what they do, and hopefully help a little.”
In response, Billboard tells Sivan that we’ve now sent those hopeful vibes into the universe, to which he jokes, “I've sent it into the universe so many times. Honestly. I'm waiting for the day that Lorde hears an interview of me gushing about her and decides to hit me up and become my best friend. Or Taylor Swift. But none of the above have happened.”
Sivan is currently on tour with dates scheduled through May 20. He next plays Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall on Feb. 26, followed by Montreal’s Corona Theatre on Feb. 27.