Troye Sivan’s “Bloom” Could Be About Gay Sex! (Lyrics Review and Song Meaning)

Troye Sivan is gearing up to release his second studio album, the title of which is yet to be revealed. The new single “Bloom” is the third release off of the album and Troye himself called it “one of the dirtiest songs” of the album. A seemingly innocent song about blooming has been labeled ‘dirty?’ How? Let’s explore a bit in depth.

In an interview with Dazed Maagzine, Troye Sivan mentioned that “Bloom” could be described as a ‘gay anthem.’ However, looking at the lyrics, we don’t see much of supportive lyrics towards same gender love. But we do hear about “bloom” repeatedly. Then, Troye went on for an interview with Coup de Main magazine and called the song one of the dirtiest on the album. This means two things; one-there is a hidden meaning behind these lyrics; two-there are more dirty songs on this upcoming album.

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WARNING: Explicit Lyrics Analysis Ahead

The first thing you need to know about Troye’s new song is that ‘bloom’ does not refer to flowers blooming. In slang ‘bloom’ means ‘losing virginity.’ In that context, the entire song becomes quite dirty.

Verse 1 talks about the singer inviting his love to visit his garden, and garden, obviously, a metaphor for his body. He wants some passionate sexual experience with his lover. Why does he mention a water fountain specifically? Maybe, because is symbolizes a phallic-or a penis, and water, we do not have to specify further.

In the refrain of “Bloom,” the singer says he has been saving himself for his lover, which can mean that he is yet a virgin.

Pre-chorus of “Bloom” is even dirtier. In the context of the song, these lyrics speak about the intense moment before the first sexual experience or losing virginity. He talks about holding his hand to ease the pressure and taking it slow as it is his first time.

The chorus of the song speaks about how the singer has been waiting for the right time, moment and person for this experience. He is sure that he is making the right choice now.

Verse 2

The singer “guesses” the experience to be like a fun fair. He is guessing because he has no previous experience of it. “Put the gas into the motor” is yet again about the act of getting an erect penis, for the roller coaster ride ahead of them.

Also, Troye does not shy off to say “boy I’ll meet you right there,” which gives us the idea that this is about same sex love.

The lyric video has a figure quite similar to Troye Sivan build of CGI and he floats inside what seems like a herb garden. His facial reactions from time to time, also indicate that this song is definitely about a sexual experience.

In conclusion of the interpretation of the lyrics and meaning of “Bloom” by Troye Sivan, we can confidently predict that this song is about gay sex and losing his virginity in the process. The lyricists have been quite clever to coat the dirtier meaning with subtle lyrics, which makes this song that much more interesting. We would not go so far as to call this a ‘gay anthem,’ but we would settle at ‘an attempt to normalize and mainstream gay sex.’

What do you think about the song and the lyrics and the video? Let us know in the comments below.

Full Lyrics to “Bloom” by Troye Sivan

 

Adam McDonald

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