The pop singer, whose hits embody “My My My!” and “Bloom,” teamed up with Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi for “Revelation,” a brand new music included on the “Boy Erased” soundtrack. On Thursday, he launched a moody lyric video for the plaintive ballad that includes footage from the movie, which stars Lucas Hedges and Nicole Kidman.
“It’s a revelation, there’s no hell in what I’ve discovered/No kingdom shout,” Sivan sings within the video, which will be considered above. “How the tides are altering as you liberate me now, and the partitions come down.”
The brazenly homosexual Sivan, who has by no means shied away from exploring LGBTQ themes by means of his music, carried out “Revelation” throughout an look on “The Ellen DeGeneres Present” final month, and has made it part of his live performance set listing.
Sivan advised The Advocate he drew closely on his personal popping out expertise earlier than heading into the studio to file the music. Coming to phrases together with your sexuality, he stated, is usually a revelation for these within the queer neighborhood, as are “moments the place you have got that first expertise with somebody of the identical intercourse.”
“These are actually foundational, pivotal moments in an LGBT individual’s life,” he added. “And so the music is about that second and the fantastic thing about it.”
The film follows Jared Eamons (performed by Hedges), a conservative Christian teen who is shipped to a reparative, or “ex-gay,” remedy camp by his mother and father (Kidman and Russell Crowe) after a school classmate outs him as homosexual. As soon as there, Jared is compelled to partake in routine periods aimed toward “curing” him of his same-sex attraction, and he’s threatened with beatings if he disobeys.