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Troye Sivan Got Me Started Lead Media Photo Credit Terrence O Connor

Troye Sivan unveils the brand new track, "Got Me Started"

20 September 2023, 18:13 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

On the heels of his hit single “Rush", Troye Sivan unleashes “Got Me Started" – the second single from his forthcoming album, Something To Give Each Other.

Produced by Ian Kirkpatrick, who co-wrote and produced Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” and “Don’t Start Now”, as well as Selena Gomez’s “Bad Liar", “Got Me Started” samples “Shooting Stars” from Australian electronic duo Bag Raiders. The track was co-written with Kirkpatrick, Leland, Tayla Parx and Kaelyn Behr.

“When we were writing this song, I was emphatic about using "Shooting Stars" — I just kept humming it in the studio. It’s a huge sample and was a big ask; and I knew that they had never approved it in the past," Sivan says. "I’m over the moon about the opportunity to sample that track because this song is iconic to me. And then we have Ian Kirkpatrick on production, who is a genius. I love his work - he had this plan to record the vocal at a slower speed and then speed it up, and ultimately that’s what you hear in the chorus. I instantly loved the way it sounded.”

Sivan dances his way through the streets and clubs of Bangkok, Thailand in the video for “Got Me Started,” which features cameos from actor/fellow UMG recording artist PP Krit and drag queens Warit Kesmanee (Miss Gimhuay), Angele-Anang Pokinwuttipob (Angele), Yutthaphichai Deleon (Gigi), Thanisorn Hengsoontorn (Anne Maywong) and Tharathep Thaweephon (Gawdland).

He shot “Got Me Started” with his team from the “Rush” video – director Gordon von Steiner (Hermès Ski, Versace Man FW22, Dior Rouge, Louis Vuitton Cruise, Miu Miu), cinematographer Stuart Winecoff (Jay-Z, FKA twigs, Miu Miu) and choreographer Sergio Reis (BTS’ “Black Swan”).

Something To Give Each Other is set for release on 13 October via EMI Music Australia. Pre-orders are available now.

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