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Troye Sivan releases debut video for ‘Happy Little Pill’

Troye Sivan, the Australian internet sensation and X-Men star who came out on YouTube last year, has released the video for his first single, “Happy Little Pill,” off his debut EP Tryxe.

The mid-tempo electropop song is catchy, Sivan’s voice is strong, and the simple video is a cool accompaniment to a song that shows a sensitive range beyond the 19-year-old twink’s years — which is especially stunning considering he looks about 13.

The lyrics:

In the crowd alone
And every second passing reminds me I’m not home
Bright lights and city sounds are ringing like a drone
Unknown, unknown

Oh, glazed eyes, empty hearts
Buying happy from shopping carts
Nothing but time to kill
Sipping life from bottles

Tight skin, bodyguards
Gucci down the boulevard
Cocaine, dollar bills
And . . .

My happy little pill
Take me away
Dry my eyes
Bring colour to my skies

My sweet little pill
Take my hunger
Lie within
Numb my skin

Like a rock afloat
Sweat and conversations seep into my bones
Four walls are not enough
I’ll take a dip into the unknown, unknown