Troye Sivan Explores ASMR

In this Celebrity ASMR interview, Australian-South African Pop singer and actor Troye Sivan explores autonomous sensory meridian response with whispers and sounds. The performer shares his decision to audition for the role he landed in 'Boy Erased,' the story behind how he adopted his dog Nash, his upcoming tour plans and his excitement to write more music and live somewhere new.

Released on 3/13/2019

Credits

Starring: Troye Sivan

Transcript

00:02
[champagne pops]
00:03
Whoa.
00:03
Oh my God.
00:06
That happened so much sooner than I thought
00:08
it was going to.
00:12
Sorry.
00:22
My name is Troye Sivan,
00:26
how's it going?
00:28
This is an ASMR interview.
00:32
I am going to be taking you on a sonic journey
00:35
through my life and career thus far.
00:40
Bloom,
00:43
I wrote this album with my friends,
00:46
my very, very dear, dear friends,
00:51
and I'm sorry, I hate it when people
00:53
make mouth noises in these videos
00:55
but I'm gonna do it anyway.
00:58
Anyways, it was a really good time.
01:01
We wrote this album about me be very, very in love
01:08
and very, very happy,
01:13
and I wanted to see,
01:14
I've always written sad music
01:17
and I wanted to know what would it sound like
01:18
if I was to write a happy song or a happy album
01:23
and Bloom was the result.
01:25
To represent my album, Bloom,
01:28
I've got some beautiful flowers here
01:30
that I'd love to show you.
01:34
[flowers rustle]
01:38
Fuck, that sounds awesome.
01:41
[flowers rustle]
01:51
I like this little furry bit.
01:57
That looked disgusting, I'm sorry.
02:02
What if I was to just pick one of these little petals
02:06
off of the flower.
02:11
It's very, very strong flower, very good.
02:17
Holy shit.
02:20
Got it.
02:24
[flowers rustle]
02:29
This one smells a little bit earthy.
02:33
I like it.
02:36
[petals ripping]
02:42
Top quality.
02:51
Next up.
02:52
I have this bowl of moss bulbs.
02:56
I don't really know what it is
02:57
but it looks cool.
02:59
I'm gonna touch it now.
03:03
I have really shaky hands, sorry.
03:06
[moss rustles]
03:20
Sounds good.
03:21
[moss rustles]
03:30
It's fake.
03:36
Just gonna gently put it back now, sorry.
03:42
Boy Erased.
03:45
Boy Erased is a film based on the memoir of Garrard Conley.
03:49
Garrard was sent to conversion therapy
03:52
by his parents in an effort to try and turn him straight
03:56
after he came out to them,
03:58
and Joe Edgerton read the book and turned it into a very,
04:03
very important and impactful screenplay that I read
04:08
and I auditioned to be in the movie.
04:12
After finding out that conversion therapy
04:15
is still legal in 36 states
04:18
across the United States of America,
04:23
I play the role of Gary.
04:26
It's not a huge role,
04:27
but it's a very, very fulfilling one
04:30
that has a really important moment in the movie
04:33
where my character communicates to Garrard,
04:39
that's the movie version of Garrard
04:42
that there is an alternative
04:43
and that he doesn't have to try and convert himself.
04:48
All in all, it's a really, really important movie
04:51
that I hope absolutely everyone sees,
04:54
and I hope that you tell your parents to go see it
04:57
and their friends to go see it
04:59
because at the end of the day,
05:01
conversion therapy is extremely damaging and hurtful,
05:05
and often leads to depression, anxiety,
05:09
and astronomical rates of suicide.
05:12
After going and shooting this film
05:15
and hearing day in and day out
05:18
these really hurtful, negative speeches,
05:24
even in the form of acting,
05:27
they really weighed on me,
05:28
and to be able to leave and go back
05:33
to what I'm so lucky to call my real life,
05:37
where I'm recording this gay album,
05:40
that was really, really special
05:43
and made me realize how unbelievably lucky I really am,
05:47
and so it's a very serious topic
05:49
even though I'm whispering about it now,
05:51
and so I really, really would love it
05:52
if everyone was to go see this movie
05:55
in an effort to try and continue this conversation
05:58
and get conversion therapy banned
06:00
across all 50 states in the United States
06:03
and all over the world.
06:04
I'm a little bit concerned
06:05
because I was whispering, you didn't hear the movie title.
06:08
I'm gonna write it out for you now.
06:11
[pencil scratches]
06:23
Boy.
06:31
[eraser rubs]
06:42
[Troye blows]
06:46
[eraser rubs]
07:13
Erased.
07:15
[fingers tapping]
07:17
I see people do this in the YouTube videos.
07:20
[fingers tapping]
07:26
Nash.
07:29
So a couple weeks ago,
07:31
I went with my boyfriend and my friends
07:33
to go look at some dogs.
07:36
We weren't thinking seriously about getting a dog,
07:38
but we wanted to just meet some,
07:41
and we met a couple and they weren't the one.
07:43
They weren't the right dog,
07:45
so then we left,
07:46
but on the way out, we saw a dog on an iPad
07:51
that was in foster care,
07:52
and we said, we wanna meet that dog.
07:57
So we organized a meeting with the dog.
08:00
I was actually on a flight to Singapore,
08:02
but my boyfriend met the dog.
08:04
By the time, I landed,
08:05
he texted me and he told me that he got the dog,
08:08
so I was keen,
08:12
and he has since become the love of my life
08:15
and I'm absolutely obsessed with him
08:16
and so thankful to have him in my life,
08:19
every single day.
08:21
He's my heart and soul.
08:23
The name Nash is derived from the name Kaonashi,
08:29
which is a character in the film Spirited Away.
08:33
He really, really looks like the character,
08:35
and yeah, so we decided to call him Nash, Nashi.
08:40
Now I'm going to play with some dog toys,
08:44
some dog toys.
08:51
You can see that these toys have been well loved.
08:55
[plastic crinkles]
08:57
I like the little scratches on it.
09:00
[plastic crinkles]
09:05
What if I was to pick these little bits off.
09:09
[plastic cracks]
09:12
Ouch.
09:13
[plastic crinkles]
09:28
Very hard.
09:34
Here we have some keys.
09:38
[plastic crinkles]
09:39
I don't know where this dog's trying to get into,
09:41
but he's got a lot of keys.
09:44
[plastic crinkles]
09:59
Soft and gummy.
10:03
You can't even hear them.
10:05
I love the softer, more gummy texture in the keys.
10:11
Very bendy and nice.
10:16
This is the weirdest thing I've ever done,
10:21
and I've done a lot of weird shit on the internet.
10:25
Love 'em.
10:31
Lastly, we have this portable dog bowl.
10:37
These come in handy when you're on tour,
10:40
and your dog need somewhere to drink
10:43
or eat out of.
10:47
Watch this.
10:48
[plastic rustles]
10:55
Nice little key chain,
10:57
so you can tie it to his neck if you want.
11:01
[metal clanging]
11:15
Still nice and soft as well.
11:17
[plastic scratches]
11:22
That's a good sound.
11:26
If you have a particularly musical dog,
11:28
perhaps they could use this as a drum.
11:31
Like so.
11:33
[hands tapping]
11:40
My dog's not very musical though, so,
11:42
just a bowl.
11:45
[plastic folds]
11:52
[drums fingers]
11:55
That's relaxing for me to do.
11:56
I can't even imagine how relaxing it is to listen to.
11:59
Can't wait to watch this video.
12:05
[plastic scratches]
12:14
Even better.
12:16
[plastic scratches]
12:22
Very good.
12:25
The future.
12:29
The future looks very bright.
12:31
Next year I'm coming to the UK and Europe on tour
12:36
and a bunch of other places
12:37
that I haven't announced just yet,
12:40
but I promise I'm probably coming somewhere near you.
12:43
I'm really excited for you,
12:44
as the tour around the US was so much fun.
12:49
I'm also excited to start writing more music again
12:55
and live somewhere that I've never lived before
13:00
for like six months or something like that.
13:03
That's something that I've always wanted to do
13:05
and something I wanna try really soon.
13:08
To celebrate our bright future,
13:11
I've got a bottle of champagne.
13:14
I love champagne so much.
13:18
I really, really, really like it when it pops.
13:23
When it pops.
13:27
[foil crinkles]
13:30
First you've gotta remove the foil.
13:33
[foil crinkles]
14:22
Now I have to remove this gold thing.
14:28
I should say I'm very, very scared
14:31
of champagne bottles.
14:34
I heard a statistic once about people dying
14:36
or something or kept going blind from the pop,
14:40
and never been the same since.
14:44
I enjoy the beverage but not the process.
15:03
I have safely removed the shell.
15:09
Are we ready to make it pop?
15:15
I don't wanna poke anyone's eyes out.
15:19
Gonna go for the twisting method.
15:24
[bottle pops]
15:25
Whoa!
15:26
Oh my God.
15:28
That happened so much sooner than I thought
15:30
it was going to.
15:34
Sorry.
15:36
[Troye laughs]
15:37
This is the sound of my cleaning up
15:39
the champagne I just spilled.
15:42
[towel rubs]
15:56
Smells expensive.
16:04
One glass for me.
16:06
[glass clinks]
16:16
And one glass for you.
16:18
[glass clinks]
16:25
[champagne fizzes]
16:27
[Woman] Oh.
16:30
[champagne fizzes]
16:37
Fuck yeah.
16:43
[champagne fizzes]
16:47
I mean have you ever heard a sound like that
16:49
in your whole life?
16:50
That's the best thing I've ever heard.
16:56
[champagne fizzes]
16:58
Little bit more, we're celebrating.
17:07
That just literally sold me on ASMR.
17:11
I'm gonna go home and watch videos
17:13
of people pouring champagne now.
17:17
[champagne fizzes]
17:29
That is so loud.
17:32
[champagne fizzes]
17:42
Enjoy this.
17:43
Now time to taste.
17:49
Cheers, Troye.
17:51
Cheers, Troye.
17:53
[champagne fizzes]
18:00
To ASMR.