Troye Sivan has released a new single called ‘Got Me Started’. It’s the second preview of his upcoming LP Something to Give Each Other, following July’s ‘Rush’. Produced by Ian Kirkpatrick, the track was co-written with Kirkpatrick, Leland, Tayla Parx, and Kaelyn Behr. It samples ‘Shooting Stars’ by the Australian electronic duo Bag Raiders. Check it out via the accompanying video below.
“When we were writing this song, I was emphatic about using ‘Shooting Stars’ — I just kept humming it in the studio,” Sivan explained in a statement. “It’s a huge sample and was a big ask; and I knew that they had never approved it in the past. So 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.”
In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Sivan said:
It was one of the first songs that we wrote for the album and it just stuck around. [Bag Raiders] were like, ‘By the way, we’ve had hundreds of requests and we’ve never said, ‘Yeah, so don’t fuck this up.’ And I was like, ‘I promise you, I’m going to make a video. It’s going to be sick.’ Like, I really believe in this. And I also, I think it’s tacky when people sample something like out of term, you know what I mean? And I really, really, really didn’t want to do that. And I wouldn’t be doing this if I felt like that’s what I was doing.”
It was something that came in the studio naturally,” Sivan continued. “I started seeing the sample laughing because I was like, there’s no way that they’re ever going to let me do this. So while we were in the studio, I texted my A&R from Australia. And obviously because we’re all Australians, it was like within 20 minutes he had reached them and I get this text with the stem in my phone. I’ll never forget the moment I like play and it just came out so clean completely like solo. And I was like, oh my God. And we put it in and it worked.
Something to Give Each Other is due out October 13 via Capitol / EMI Australia.