Troye Sivan Won't Admit 'Bloom' Is About Bottoming For This Reason
21 June 2018, 15:11 | Updated: 19 November 2018, 14:56
Why won't Troye just admit that it's about bottoming?
20GayTeen has gifted us many great things. We've had amazing music from the likes of Janelle Monae, Hayley Kiyoko and Christine and the Queens, groundbreaking films like Love, Simon and Call Me By Your Name, and a plethora of LGBTQ characters and storylines on TV too. What a time to be alive.
But arguably the gayest moment of them all came when gay angel Troye Sivan released 'Bloom', a song which ostensibly sounds like an enthusiastic rumination on the joys of horticulture but is, in fact, about bottoming.
Troye has never confirmed what the song is specifically about, preferring to joke that it's about 'flowers', but it doesn't take much reading between lines such as "Take a trip into my garden / I've got so much to show ya" or "Put gas into the motor...We'll ride the rollercoaster" to realise we're talking about stemming the rose, so to speak, rather than just 'flowers'.
Now, in a new interview with GQ, Troye was pressed with clarifying what 'Bloom' was about and, again, he refused to comment on if it's about anal sex BUT he did say why he doesn't want to talk about it.
After initially claiming it's "about a human experience that I think is really beautiful", the journalist presses him and he stammers before gathering his thoughts:
"The only reason I haven't spoken about the specifics of it is purely because sex is embarrassing. My parents listen to my music. My parents read every single interview I ever do, I'm not speaking on it for personal reasons."
"But I'm more than down for people to do the math and figure out what it's about, which they've all done. I'm totally cool with that. I just don't want any direct quotes about that specific subject being read by my older brother in Australia."
Now, at first we were a bit confused by the "sex is embarrassing" comment. Firstly, sex isn't anything to be embarrassed about and, secondly, we can't really imagine Troye being that shy on the subject. Perhaps he's telling the truth or maybe - just maybe - he's not telling us so we'll keep talking and theorising about it. I mean, it's not a bad tactic to use when you've got a new album to promote. Honestly, we actually think it's genius.
So, the mystery continues and we'll go back to listening to 'Bloom' for the umpteenth time today.