Since releasing his debut five-track EP TRXYE in 2014, Troye Sivan has transformed into a pop music sensation. Along with releasing two albums and dozens of singles, Sivan released a slew of collaborative projects with other artists that have proven his vocal and artistic versatility.
Working with the likes of contemporary classical artist Jónsi on the emotionally-charged “Revelation,” and indie musician Lauv on the catchy blues-pop breakup anthem “I’m So Tired,” Sivan adapts his voice constantly to suit his collaborators’ needs. After working with such a diverse group of artists, it’s safe to say that we’re excited to see who Sivan will partner up with next.
As the “My My My!” singer adds to his already-impressive arsenal of collabs, Sivan is shaping up to be the go-to collaborator in the music industry. Take a look at how we ranked our favorites of the bunch.
8. “Dance to This” feat. Ariana Grande
This fun collab between Troye Sivan and Ariana Grande is a scaled-back dance track that makes for a chill song to unwind to after a long day. While not as dynamic or daring as some of Sivan’s other songs, the music video effortlessly captures the infectious chemistry between the two artists as they energetically dance and sing all over a room filled with grumpy adults and children. While it is surprising that the two artists’ vocal capabilities weren’t featured as much as they could’ve been, Grande and Sivan are definitely a duo we’d love to see collab again.
7. “WILD” feat. Alessia Cara
Troye Sivan and Alessia Cara both work wonderfully together in this version of Sivan’s “WILD.” The video’s hazy aesthetic suits the dreamy voices of both singers, and neither overpowers the other in this catchy track. Cara’s verse for the song, as well as her backup vocals scattered throughout the chorus also add some color to Sivan’s original song. With plenty of shots of Cara looking gorgeous and whimsical, and Sivan cuddling up with a cute boy, overall the song and video are an excellent example of a well-balanced collab. With all this wrapped into one song, “WILD” remains a cute track that perfectly captures the innocence and euphoria of falling for someone.
6. Zedd’s “Papercut” feat. Troye Sivan
This dance collab between Zedd and Sivan showcases the strengths of each individual artist. Zedd’s arrangement of “Papercut” highlights the DJ’s impeccable ability to effortlessly mix bass drops and synth, all while balancing his sound with Sivan’s adaptable vocals, which suit the song perfectly. Clocking in at seven minutes, Sivan and Zedd hold nothing back in this pure electro-bliss track that will most definitely bless your ears.
5. “There for You” by Martin Garrix & Troye Sivan
Put Troye Sivan’s dreamy baritone voice over a dance track, and it’s guaranteed to be an instant bop. Peaking at No. 94 on the Billboard 200 in 2017, “There for You” is a strong collaborative effort that highlights Garrix’s impeccable arrangement skills, all while making sure that Sivan’s vocals never get lost in the sea of bass drops and synth throughout the the song. The video itself is filled with shots of Sivan bopping up and down on a concert stage, as Garrix spins his tracks in the background, also getting into the song’s catchy hook and chorus. After giving “There for You” a single listen, you too will be doing the same exact thing.
4. “Heaven” feat. Betty Who
This emotional song by Sivan and Betty Who is one the most important tracks the Australian singer has ever released. “Heaven’s” lyrics capture the confusion and fear of coming out, while still offering a message of hope and love. Betty Who’s verse is equally just as moving, and further hammers home the song’s uplifting theme. The highly emotional video depicts the trials and obstacles the LGBTQ community has had to overcome over the past few decades, all while Sivan holds his male love interest close to him. Despite the hardship, Sivan highlights the importance of self-acceptance when he embraces his unseen lover in the video.
3. “1999” by Charli XCX & Troye Sivan
This electronic dance bop is a fun and energetic song that is guaranteed to send anyone on a nostalgia trip. The chemistry that Charli XCX and Troye Sivan have together is undeniably euphoric, and is guarnteed to make you and your friends bust out all of your ’90s gear for a dance party like no other. In addition to the song, the video is a visual throwback that is filled with to the brim with ’90s references from Titanic, to the original Skechers sneakers commercials. Charli’s highly energetic sound and style can be hard to match, but Sivan took the challenge and passed with flying colors, further proving the singer is fully capable of holding his own with some of the best artists in the electro-pop genre.
2. “I’m So Tired” by Lauv & Troye Sivan
“I’m So Tired” is a simple melancholy track in which Lauv and Sivan reflect on old flames that have gone out. The song’s repetitive gloomy chorus, “I’m so tired of love songs/ Tired of love songs/ Tired of love songs/ Tired of love,” works as a catchy highlight in a track that is guaranteed to get stuck in your head. When Sivan’s soft baritone joins Lauv’s high-pitched vocals in the chorus, the two create a melting pot of sweet, subdued earcandy. “I’m So Tired” comes in at a fun-sized 2:43 length which makes for quick, repetitive doses of bittersweet nostalgia.
1. “Revelation” by Troye Sivan & Jónsi
This collab between Sivan and Jónsi is a moving piece of music that was featured in the soundtrack for Boy Erased, and was also nominated for a Golden Globe. The song showcases Sivan’s soothing voice over a piano, while he tries to capture the sweetness of a scene in the movie when the main character, Jared, has his first pure interaction with another boy. Jónsi’s heartwarming arrangement of the piece helps add to this image, allowing the the duo were able to create an incredibly emotional, and vulnerable piece. “Revelation” is definitely one of Sivan’s strongest collaborations, and a massive highlight in his growing career.