Pop hitmaker Troye Sivan offers up a steamy, slow-rolling bop with his latest single, “Got Me Started.” The 28-year-old talent was inspired to create the song after hearing a track called “Shooting Stars,” crafted by Australian electronic duo Bag Raiders.
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“Got Me Started,” which Sivan penned with songwriters Leland, Tayla Parx, Kaelyn Behr, and producer Ian Kirkpatrick, includes a segment of the Bag Raiders’ original hypnotic track.
“When we were writing this song, I was emphatic about using ‘Shooting Stars’ — I just kept humming it in the studio,” Sivan shares 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,” he continues. “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.”
“Got Me Started” is the latest pre-release single from Something to Give Each Other, set for release on October 13 via Capitol Records. The track follows Sivan’s globally viral hit “Rush,” which has racked up more than 180 million streams since its release in July. The swift success of the track led the seasoned pop artist to release a remix of “Rush” last month, featuring vocals from PinkPantheress and Stray Kids member Hyunjin.
Sivan traveled to the streets of downtown Bangkok, Thailand, to film the cinematic, neon-lit music video for “Got Me Started,” directed by Gordon von Steiner. Watch below:
Photo by Terrence O’Connor, Courtesy of Capitol Music Group