Troye Sivan says he’ll use his funds initially reserved for a music video to pay freelancers who can help design supporting materials for a new song.
The Australian singer-songwriter desires to help self-employed graphic designers and animation artists affected by the coronavirus disaster by using them to work on materials to promote the as-yet-untitled single.
Sivan wrote in an Instagram put up: “I would like to release new music I just decided. Freelance artists (graphic designers, animation artists) HMU I want to work with you and take the money I would be spending on music videos and give it to you. This is a tough and scary time and I feel so lucky to have music and art to get me through emotionally and financially and I want to share that so bad.”
He added: “I have no idea when this song is gonna come out bc I haven’t really spoken to anyone about it yet but it’s gonna be soon as hell.”
Sivan co-wrote a song on the new BTS album – he collaborated with Allie X to write ‘Louder Than Bombs’. The pair beforehand linked up on Allie X’s single ‘Love Me Wrong’, which got here out again in December. Sivan launched his second album, ‘Bloom’, in 2018.
In different information, Sivan joins a listing of dozens of musicians who’re providing help through the pandemic. Tom Misch has lined Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ as a part of his quarantine classes for followers. Meanwhile, musicians together with Christine And The Queens, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, U2’s Bono and Yungblud have live-streamed performances from their properties or studios to help hold folks related and entertained.
See NME’s listing and deep-dive into the rise of digital gigs through the coronavirus disaster here.