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  • ♪ (punk rock music) ♪

  • - (kids) ♪ Wild

  • - Oh, it's-- it's Troye Sivan.

  • - Oh my god! I love Troye Sivan!

  • - This is Troye Sivan, Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy.

  • - (Troye) ♪ You were trying to wear me down

  • ♪ (soft R and B) ♪ ♪ Mmm

  • - I've never heard this song in my life.

  • - I've seen this, like, 800 times.

  • - I first watched him on YouTube and it's so weird seeing

  • how he got much bigger.

  • - (Troye) ♪ Leave this blue neighbourhood

  • Never knew loving could hurt this good

  • Oh

  • It drives me wild ♪ - He has the prettiest blue eyes.

  • - (Troye) ♪ Running on the music and night highs

  • But when the light's out ♪ - Okay... what's going on?

  • - (Troye) ♪ ...now ♪ - And then you have the alcoholic mean dad.

  • - (singing along) ♪ Leave this blue neighbourhood

  • ♪ I never knew love could hurt this good

  • - (Troye) ♪ Oh

  • - Wait, who's the other person right there?

  • - Who are you huggin', Troye? I want to see.

  • - (Troye) ♪ 'Cause when you look like that

  • ♪ I never ever wanted to be so bad

  • Oh

  • - This is such a little, tiny love story in such a short, little film.

  • - (Troye) ♪ Wild, wild, wild

  • - Oh, no. Now they're fighting.

  • - Get the dad out of there! He's ruining it for everyone.

  • - It makes me feel so bad.

  • - (kids) ♪ Wild

  • Wi-i-i-ld

  • - This is really sad.

  • - Oh, now the guys have to separate

  • 'cause their dads couldn't stop yelling.

  • Oh!

  • - Oh! They kissed! They kissed. (laughing)

  • - I like that. I think that's really cute.

  • - "Fools." Oh, it's a two-parter.

  • - All right, we're picking up where we left off.

  • - (Troye) ♪ I'm tired of this place

  • ♪ I hope people change

  • - Oh, now they're older. It's a story.

  • - (Troye) ♪ I see swimming pools and living rooms

  • - A childhood romance.

  • - (Troye) ♪ I see a little house on a hill and children's names

  • - See, dude, now his dad's yelling at him for being gay.

  • Like, that's kind of-- that's messed up.

  • - It's so sad to see that people actually have to go through this.

  • - Aw, he just wants to be with his boyfriend.

  • - (Troye) ♪ Only fools do what I do

  • Only fools... ♪ - Damn, that sucks.

  • - (Troye) ♪ Only fools fall for you

  • Only fools

  • - (scoffs)

  • ♪ (somber music) ♪

  • - (uneasy groan)

  • - Wait, is that the same guy?!

  • - You can't! He loves you!

  • - The concept, it's getting me so mad, especially with the one character

  • and it's like-- he's feeling so upset and horrible.

  • It's like-- (groan).

  • ♪ (haunting music) ♪

  • - (Troye) ♪ I wanna sleep next to you

  • - Okay, this got dark.

  • - This progressively got more depressing.

  • - (Troye) ♪ ...I wanna do right now

  • ♪ 'Cause you know that I can't trust myself

  • - Who died?

  • - Did his dad die?

  • - Oh, did his dad die?!

  • (gasps) WAIT!

  • - (Troye) ♪ Stuck on the bridge between us

  • Gray areas and expectations ♪ - This whole concept is just so beautiful.

  • - This touches on so many important subjects.

  • - (Troye) ♪ But I wanna sleep next to you

  • Be close to you

  • - Oh, so that's the girl in the other video.

  • - (Troye) ♪ ...next to you

  • And that's all... ♪ - Oh, now he's leaving?

  • - (Troye) ♪ ...I wanna do right now ♪ - (sad sigh)

  • - (sighs) How can you do that?

  • - (Troye) ♪ Talk me down

  • ♪ (swelling music) ♪

  • - What are you gonna do? What--? Don't jump!

  • - (softly) I hate this so much, but then I love the music.

  • - It's so sad!

  • - Honestly, that was really... that was an emotional roller coaster.

  • ♪ (punk rock music) ♪

  • - (Finebros) Okay, so do you have any idea

  • what we just showed you? - Nope.

  • - Music videos that told a story.

  • - Troye Sivan!

  • - That was Troye Sivan! I love him!

  • - Troye Sivan. It's from his new album.

  • - The Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy by Troye Sivan.

  • - I love this album so much.

  • Everything about it, it's just so beautiful.

  • I know how to play every single song.

  • I've done mashups of them on piano and guitar.

  • Like, I am obsessed with this album.

  • This is one of my top five albums of probably my entire life.

  • - (Finebros) So these are music videos by the musical artist Troye Sivan.

  • - Oh, I've heard of him before.

  • - (Finebros) After watching this, what do you think of his music?

  • - Um, I really like it.

  • - I like his music. It's good stuff.

  • - The best way to explain it, it's, like, haunting.

  • - It's very sad and emotional.

  • - When I listen to this, it's different.

  • It's like something you wouldn't expect to hear on the radio.

  • - Just the melody, the message, everything he's doing is so inspiring.

  • But he's touching on subjects that most people tend to ignore,

  • and he's showing people that this is not only in a song,

  • it's not only something you watch on TV,

  • this is something that's actually happening.

  • It's sort of expanding the view that we see of gay people.

  • - (Finebros) Troye actually started as a YouTuber back in 2007,

  • and his success online helped him transition

  • into being a world-wide pop star.

  • What do you think about that? - I think that's awesome.

  • - I think it's a big step, especially for the YouTube community.

  • Even if you start on YouTube, you could progress farther.

  • - People fall in love with a personality,

  • then use that to show off your own talent.

  • People are going to connect more with his message than just the music itself.

  • - It's so great that people can bring their fanbases with them

  • and also have such a strong fanbase altogether

  • because they started with YouTube.

  • I am beyond proud of him that he was able to transform himself

  • from a YouTuber to a song writer.

  • - (Finebros) His album "Blue Neighbourhood" debuted at number seven

  • on The Billboard 200 charts back in December,

  • and he's being touted as one of the next rising stars in music.

  • Why do you think he's been so successful?

  • - Because that music, so many people can relate to.

  • - When you make music, the whole point is to reach out to your audience

  • and I feel like that's exactly what his music did.

  • - All his fans that liked his personality can now go like his music

  • because, basically, they're getting the same experience

  • of him through a different medium.

  • - (Finebros) So this was a music video trilogy

  • made up of three songs with three separate videos

  • that all follow a continuous narrative.

  • What do you think about this as a concept for a group of videos?

  • - Um, I actually kind of liked that.

  • - It's a pretty cool idea, actually.

  • - You would watch a music video once or twice

  • and you just kind of get bored with it,

  • but then this, it's just an actual story, and it's a really touching story.

  • - The storyline just has listeners enthralled

  • and wanting to know what's next.

  • - You start to get really into it because you spend more time on the topic,

  • and you can add different layers to it.

  • - I love the fact that Troye is in his own music video.

  • It really puts him in spotlight, to let people know

  • this is super-important to me and I wanna be the one,

  • you know, telling this story to everyone.

  • - (Finebros) And what do you think about the message here,

  • for them to be presented as music videos?

  • - I think it's good though because it's something

  • that tons of people can relate to.

  • - It brings a lot of attention to the matter of homophobia

  • and being gay and coming out.

  • - It obviously has something to do with sexuality and how we accept that

  • in the world and stuff and the toll that it takes on people

  • who aren't what we see as the gendered norms of society.

  • - It was a bold move of Troye to make it so sad at the end,

  • but it was definitely a good thing that he did

  • because trying to sugar coat something this important,

  • of this magnitude, would just help no one.

  • So I'm kind of glad that he did that.