Summer evenings in suburbia evoke memories of fireflies, a warm breeze, and young love, and Troye Sivan
and Alessia Cara
bring out just that in their new music video for "Wild." The romantic, synth-pop track is backed by sweet visuals of friends and young couples holding each other, lying in the grass, and frolicking through the neighborhood. It has a dreamy soft air to it, filmed with some type of video recorder that Sivan carries.
"I feel like gay relationships are sexualized in the media and I just wanted to show a romantic, adorable, puppy love situation between two little boys because that's something we never ever see," the singer told The Advocate
Pulling from his own childhood and wishing he was encouraged to accept his sexuality at a young age, and having that opportunity to have that light, carefree kind of romance, Sivan wanted to promote LGBT visibility with this new video. "We usually see stories when the teen is grown up, theyre 18, theyre going out, and maybe they're promiscuous," he said. "That's a part of gay culture -- and it's a fun part of gay culture -- but there's also those little baby crushes you have when you're younger. I wanted to show that naivete, that innocence, and that joy before someone tells you there's something wrong with you."
Alessia Cara, are you in love? Sivan asks Cara at the very end. Um...maaaaaybe? she responds with a sheepish smile--tying the sweet, innocent knot on the video.
And this is only the beginning--Sivan said that this video is the first of his Blue Neighborhood Trilogy, following the boys throughout their relationship. You can also catch either of them on their upcoming tours this fall.