Troye Sivan covers the second issue of L'Officiel USA magazine (following Lana Del Rey), as photographed by Jack Pierson, and styled by Madeline Weeks.
On his upcoming new album: "Some [songs] are really light and airy and fun, some are a little more explicit, some a little darker."
On working with Max Martin's team: "The way that the whole Max Martin camp thing sort of worked out was that I went in for a meeting, and there was this huge round table of a bunch of Swedish people that all sort of looked the same and had the same name. It was all kind of a big blur. Then I went in and I had a week where every day I was with a different producer and top liner from that crew. Four of the days didn’t really work out, but then three of the days really did. And I really, really loved working with those people, so we would organize more sessions. We ended up making some of my favorite moments of my whole album."
On keeping creative control of his music: "When I think about artists that I admire, I always think they’re the captains of their own ship. Like Taylor Swift, Charli XCX, or Carly Rae Jepsen — I can hear them writing and I know that beneath the pop star is a real creative. That’s how I want to be perceived to other people. That’s the way that I feel. I love making things so much. I love being involved in every part of the process so much. I feel like I’m getting way better at all of [that]. I’m excited to show that off to people. I’m really proud of the music, and I’m really proud of the visuals so far, and I just want to kind of keep going."
Read the full interview here.