Let’s Talk About Bloom
After tweeting a flower emoji almost a month ago, the hype for the Australian singer/songwriter’s new song, Bloom, began, stirring fans into a frenzy. Finally, on May 3rd, Troye released his song and the fandom was not disappointed.
The day before the song was to be released, Troye uploaded a teaser onto YouTube and the fandom went crazy as five seconds of the song played after Troye sat on a bed and said “It's about flowers…” While we know this song is most definitely not about flowers, the teaser was enough to make fans go wild with anticipation, and rightly so. Those five seconds of the chorus were so catchy that everyone was singing it before the song even came out a day later.
As all of Troye songs have been called upon release, Bloom is being called a “new gay anthem” due to the intended audience being the LGBT community. Although the song is directed toward the LGBT community, the song is one the can be enjoyed by everyone no matter their sexuality.
The upbeat song is one that is able to be blasted on loop for hours at a time without getting tired of it, which is a good thing considering how often it’s no doubt going to be put on the radio within the next couple of months.
While fans have been a little weirded out by the accompanying video, which includes a 3-D version of Troye floating around, the fans have been good-hearted about it, joking that the animation in fact looks like the 90’s version of Pinocchio
While there is no set date for the release of Troye’s upcoming album, it is said to be coming out sometimes this summer. However, the rumored date of release is June 8th. Troye himself has said that he’s still putting last minute touches on all of the music, hoping that the fans like all of the songs on this album as much as his last album, Blue Neighbourhood.
I have to give this song a 10/10, not only because it’s so amazing, but also because it gives the LGBT community something so listen to and relate to because the song is directed toward that community.
I have no doubt in my mind that Troye’s upcoming album will be as epic as everyone is hoping it will be, considering the three singles from the album that have been released so far, and that Ariana Grande will be featured on one of the songs.
Starting out as a YouTuber, Troye Sivan’s growing fame is giving him the ability to use his platform to be a voice for the LGBT community, and he hasn’t failed yet.
Who Stole The Show and Who Didn’t
A night focused solely on fashion, the Met Gala is a time for celebrities to strut their stuff down the red carpet and show just how much money they can spend on an outfit they’ll only wear once.
Every year, the Met Gala has a theme that the invited A-Listers have their clothes designed around. This year, the theme was “Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” and many celebrities completely nailed it while it seemed that others didn’t entirely get the memo of what the theme was supposed to be.
For instance, Zendaya showed up in a Joan of Arc inspired get-up that was a complete showstopper while Katy Perry wore a set of life sized angel wings that left us wondering how heavy they might have been, especially when she was later seen without them on.
Also looking spectacular were, Ariana Grande chowed up in a dress inspired by Italian painter, Michelangelo second only to Jared Leto, Lana Del Rey, and their designer, Alessandro Michele in pure Catholic inspired dress.
While some of the attendees went all out, some followed the theme subtly in their clothes, such as Troye Sivan in a devilishly red Valentino outfit, crushing his first Met.
Some of the guests, despite having the money to go all out, did the bare minimum to even make it look like they cared about the theme at all, the most noticeable one being Kim Kardashian in a golden Versace dress that dulled in comparison to everyone else attending.
While the theme was clearly seen through the clothes of the majority, there were some that stuck out like a sore thumb by not bothering at all to follow the theme that was set for this year’s Met. An example of this was Shawn Mendes and his girlfriend Hailey Baldwin who seemed to have picked their clothes straight out of their closets.
Even more embarrassing, however, was Nick Robinson who failed in his first Met Gala, by looking the most out of place in the group of extravagantly dressed people.
A surprising addition to this group was Kylie Jenner, who normally nails it when it comes to sticking to this theme. This year, however, she showed up in a black Alexander Wang gown that didn’t seem to have anything to do with the theme.
While it’s clear that the stars did indeed spend a lot of money on their custom clothing, it’s also seems that some of the celebrities didn’t care about the theme so much as the press surrounding their attendance. Hopefully, next year, the theme will be one everyone in attendance would be willing to follow.
An Honest Review
On July 15, 1997, serial killer Andrew Cunanan shot fashion designer Gianni Versace on the steps of his house in Miami, Florida. The recent FX show, The Assassination of Gianni Versace tells this story. While most shows of this sort are normally from the perspective of the victim, this show is solely from Andrew’s point of view, and is better for it.
Firstly, let’s just talk about how uncanny the resemblance between Andrew Cunanan and Darren Criss is. This fact alone makes the show that much more believable and helps initiate the temporary suspension of disbelief.
Known initially for his role as the upbeat, flamboyant Blaine Anderson on Fox’s Glee, some people were wary of him being cast in this more serious role of a killer. While the two roles could not be more different, Darren Criss has exceeded expectations of fans who thought him incapable of playing this role due to the severity of the theme. However, both Glee and The Assassination of Gianni Versace were directed by Ryan Murphy and as somebody that worked with Darren Criss for 5 years, I think it’s safe to say that Murphy knew what he was doing.
The order in which the episodes tells the story is unique, if a little tedious for those with bad memory. While the very beginning of episode one takes place in 1997, the rest of the episode takes place in 1993. Similarly, the following episodes are told in a reverse chronological order, but in the end makes the story that much more interesting and makes you crave more.
Because of this order, and of the intensity of the show in general which leaves you craving for more, it’s better, in my opinion, for this show to be binged as a sort of crime movie. A lot of people that watched this show when it came out have watched it again this way and have said it was better.
Edgar Ramirez, who plays Versace, also has a very uncanny resemblance to his character.
Not only that, but his portrayal of Versace is one not to be forgotten, especially anytime soon. In addition to the actual acting, the chemistry between everyone on screen is amazing and you really get the sense that if anyone else had been cast as the characters in this show, it just wouldn’t have worked. The cast works so well together and in the end, the story comes together perfectly.
I’d have to say this show is the best show of 2018 so far. I can’t wait to see what the next season of American Crime Story will bring and I can’t wait to see what Darren Criss does next. I rate this show 10/10 and I beg that people watch it as it gives you an inside perspective of Andrew’s life both before and after the infamous crime.