Troye Sivan Covers
Troye Sivan is one of the hottest up-and-coming musicians of 2016, and the young South African/Australian star has quickly made hits out of original songs like “Youth” and “Talk Me Down.” Even though Sivan has many formidable songs in his catalog, Sivan first rose to fame by covering a number of top artists on YouTube and at his concerts.
We’ve gone through and collected his top 12 covers from his live shows and online videos so you can see how much this talented star has grown over the years.
“Dancing on My Own” by Robyn
Swedish pop star Robyn has been propelled to cult status thanks to her electropop hits like “Call Your Girlfriend” and “Dancing On My Own.” Watch Troye Sivan pay tribute to the soprano vocalist with his own live cover of “Dancing On My Own.”
“Heartbreak Girl” by 5 Seconds of Summer
Sivan covered fellow Aussie musicians 5 Seconds of Summer back in 2013. His take on their early hit “Heartbreak Girl” is a wildly different interpretation than the original, and it brings even more heartbreak to the band’s lyrics.
“Here” by Alessia Cara
During a Los Angeles show earlier this year, Sivan performed a special cover of Alessia Cara’s hit “Here” for iHeartRadio. In his introduction, Sivan praises Cara’s work as untouchable, but he totally nails his own performance of the song.
“Hey Ya” by OutKast
“Hey Ya” rose to become one of the best pop songs of all time with its joyful rhythm and hand-clap beats, but here a young Troye Sivan takes the song for a sweet, toned-down turn.
“I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
This video of a very young Troye Sivan singing Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” is a major throwback for the singer. He’s just about 14 in the video, but you can already see the talent in this pint-sized vocalist.
“Love Is a Losing Game” by Amy Winehouse
Troye Sivan’s most popular cover song by far is the late, great Amy Winehouse’s final single, “Love Is a Losing Game.” His version brings an even more somber mood to the already low-key track, but his entrancing vocals keep his audience rapt for the whole performance.
“Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” has become the sing-along song of the year, and when Troye Sivan performs the hit in concert, he always invites his fans to sing with him. During his 2016 tour, Sivan has even been surprised on stage during the song by special guests like Halsey.
“Monster” by Kanye West feat. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj’s verse on Kanye’s 2010 single “Monster” was instantly legendary. Even Adele has proven she can perform the biting verse on command, and Troye Sivan demonstrated his own rap prowess performing it at a Q&A event.
“Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People
Troye’s home-recorded version of “Pumped Up the Kicks” was a change for the still-teenaged Sivan, who has been known to focus on slower, less upbeat songs. Even so, this move into more modern pop music was a turning point for the young singer.
“Sea of Love” by Cat Power/Phil Phillips
This song was originally written in 1959, but Troye Sivan brings it into the present with his acoustic cover of Cat Power’s version of the love ballad.
“Tell Me Why” by Declan Galbraith
British vocalist Declan Galbraith released the hit single “Tell Me Why” in 2002, and five years later thirteen-year-old Troye Sivan’s cover breathed new life into the emotional track. With early performances like this, it’s no wonder he’s now a global superstar.
“Work” by Rihanna
This one’s a bit of a stretch (who can really sing “Work” except Rihanna?), but Troye Sivan gave it his best at a show in Germany. Watch him bravely belt out about four lines before calling it quits.
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