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IT’S SO GOOD: Troye Sivan’s dance anthem about forbidden love ‘Rush’ hits 21 in UK charts

TROYE Sivan, the South African-born Australian singer, songwriter, and actor, has made waves in the UK music industry with his smash-hit single Rush – a banger fresh from Ibiza after blaring out across Gay clubs in London and Manchester – as he tells the tale of irresistible forbidden love. 

Released as part of his debut studio album, “Blue Neighbourhood,” in 2015, the track has become a popular hit years after its release and “Rush” is a song that delves into themes of love, longing, and the complexities of human connection. 


“Rush” is a synth-pop gem that takes listeners on an emotional journey. With its pulsating beat, dreamy production, and Sivan’s emotive vocals, the song evokes a sense of urgency and desire. At its core, “Rush” explores the feeling of longing and the irresistible pull of forbidden love.

Lyrically, the song paints a vivid picture of a clandestine romance. Sivan’s lyrics are both poetic and relatable, making it easy for listeners to connect with the emotions he conveys. Lines like “Leave this blue neighbourhood, never knew loving could hurt this good,” capture the essence of the song’s central theme – the bittersweet nature of love and the willingness to endure pain for the sake of passion.


The music video for “Rush” adds another layer of complexity to the song’s narrative. Directed by Malia James, it tells the story of a secret, same-sex relationship. The video’s poignant storytelling highlights the struggles and societal pressures faced by LGBTQ+ individuals, making it a powerful visual companion to the song’s emotional depth.


Troye Sivan is openly gay, and his music often explores LGBTQ+ themes and experiences. “Rush” is no exception. Through this song, Sivan has contributed to the broader conversation about LGBTQ+ representation in music. He uses his platform to shed light on the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals and the universal nature of love and desire, regardless of sexual orientation.


“Rush” remains a fan favorite and a testament to Troye Sivan’s ability to craft emotionally resonant music. It has also inspired a new generation of LGBTQ+ artists to be open about their identities and to create music that speaks to their unique experiences.

Troye Sivan’s “Rush” is more than just a song; it’s a work of art that explores the complexities of love, desire, and the human experience. With its evocative lyrics, compelling music video, and cultural significance, “Rush” continues to be a powerful and meaningful piece of music that has left an indelible mark on the music industry and the LGBTQ+ community.

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