Troye Sivan sends a powerful message with his latest music video

Troye Sivan has released his latest music video, sending a powerful message on the importance of LGBTQ rights. Sivan purposefully coincided the release with the inauguration of Donald Trump as US president to speak out against his sexist and discriminatory statements during his presidential campaign. He posted a teaser of the video on his Instagram account earlier this week, captioned “‘HEAVEN’ VIDEO – OUT JAN 20, INAUGURATION DAY”, thereby making a clear connection with the political event.

The video and track itself is raw, emotional and powerful, speaking to the struggles that people have had to face both on an emotional and political level. The chorus in particular touches on the internal turmoil that people experience because of social condemnation:

Without losing a piece of me
How do I get to heaven?
Without changing a part of me
How do I get to heaven?
All my time is wasted
Feeling like my heart’s mistaken, oh
So if I’m losing a piece of me
Maybe I don’t want heaven?

Sivan released the video with the caption “we have always been here. we will always be here. this video is dedicated to all who’ve come before me and fought for our cause and those who now continue the fight. in dark and light times, let’s love forever. love, troye x”

May his message encourage all of us to be more accepting and to love each other above all.

Watch the music video for Heaven below and scroll down for the lyrics.

The truth runs wild
Like a tear down a cheek
Trying to save face, and daddy heart break
I’m lying through my teeth

This voice inside
Has been eating at me
Trying to replace the love that I fake
With what we both need

The truth runs wild
Like kids on concrete
Trying to sedate my mind in its cage
And numb what I see

Awake, wide eyed
I’m screaming at me
Trying to keep faith and picture his face
Staring up at me

Without losing a piece of me
How do I get to heaven?
Without changing a part of me
How do I get to heaven?
All my time is wasted
Feeling like my heart’s mistaken, oh
So if I’m losing a piece of me
Maybe I don’t want heaven?

The truth runs wild
Like the rain to the sea
Trying to set straight the lines that I trace
To find some relief
This voice inside
Has been eating at me

Trying to embrace the picture I paint
And colour me free

Without losing a piece of me
How do I get to heaven?
Without changing a part of me
How do I get to heaven?
All my time is wasted
Feeling like my heart’s mistaken, oh
So if I’m losing a piece of me
Maybe I don’t want heaven?

So I’m counting to fifteen
Counting to fifteen, counting to fifteen
So I’m counting to fifteen
Counting to fifteen, counting to fifteen
So I’m counting to fifteen
Counting to fifteen, counting to fifteen
So I’m counting to fifteen
Counting to fifteen, counting to fifteen

Without losing a piece of me
How do I get to heaven?
Without changing a part of me
How do I get to heaven?
All my time is wasted
Feeling like my heart’s mistaken, oh
So if I’m losing a piece of me
Maybe I don’t want heaven?

The truth runs wild
Like a tear down a cheek

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