Since its release in September, “Angel Baby” has amassed over 31 million combined global streams. Rolling Stone praised the “romantic ode.” NME hailed it as “a soaring, slow-burning ballad that sees Sivan crooning above a lush bed of cinematic synths.” The Honey POP observed, “It’s unapologetically romantic, with a hint of top-tier nostalgic, retro cinematic 90s synth glory…’Angel Baby’ is already giving us Blue Neighbourhood 2.0 vibes.”
Now, as the southern hemisphere gears up for Summer, Australia’s own Jolyon Petch has remixed ‘Angel Baby’, flipping the song from a mega pop power ballad into a dance floor banger.
Troye Sivan shared the official video for his first solo single of 2021, “Angel Baby.” Sivan is joined in the provocative clip by a multitude of angel babies who amp up the song’s romantic vibe. Luke Gilford (Christina Aguilera, Blood Orange), who also helmed the 2017 video for Sivan’s “Heaven,” directed. View “Angel Baby,” which was shot in New York City.
Written by Troye Sivan, Jason Evigan, Michael Pollack, Sarah Hudson and JHart, ‘Angel Baby’ is an intimate ballad, full of yearning and romance realized in cinematic 90s synth glory. It is destined to be an emotive and anthemic highlight of his forthcoming live shows.
“Angel Baby” comes off the back of ‘You’, Troye’s collaboration with Regard and Tate McRae which was released in April 2021 became a top 10 hit at US radio, hit the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, and has amassed over 200 million global streams to date.
In his career to date, Troye has amassed over 10 billion combined global streams, including one billion video streams. His sophomore album, Bloom (EMI), was named as one of the best albums of 2018 by critics at Rolling Stone, USA Today, Billboard, OUT, NPR Music, The Guardian and numerous other publications. TIME said, “Troye Sivan is the perfect pop star.” He is an ambassador for the Pasha de Cartier watch alongside Rami Malek, Willow Smith, Maisie Wiliams and Jackson Wang.
USA Today placed his 2020 EP, In A Dream, on its list of “10 albums you need to hear this month,” noting that “Aside from Taylor Swift…no other artist has better captured our quarantine blues than Troye Sivan.” The EP included the hits “Take Yourself Home” and “Easy.” Troye later collaborated with Kacey Musgraves on a new version of “Easy,” which featured Mark Ronson.
His numerous awards include 2 ARIA Awards, an APRA award, a Billboard Music Awards trophy, three MTV Europe Music awards and two GLAAD Media wins. “Revelation” – his collaboration with Jónsi for the film Boy Erased, which Troye co-starred in – was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song – Motion Picture and shortlisted for an Oscar. “Louder Than Bombs,” a track Troye co-wrote, featured on the BTS album, Map of The Soul: 7, which debuted at No. 1 in the U.S., Korea, Australia and around the world.