The 19-year-old Australian’s claim to fame was a starring role as young Wolverine in X-Men Origins, but he became a YouTube sensation in his teens by using his channel to talk pop culture, promote activism and navigate his own coming out.
“Happy Little Pill” is the first single from his debut EP, TRXYE. It’s a slow and upbeat electro-pop ballad that cements his status as a perfect Lorde-meets-Zedd hybrid (even though everyone is calling him the “new Bieber.”)
To celebrate the release of the video, Sivan spoke to fans on Tumblr in his native Millennial tongue:
i’m soooo excited to be able to share with you the Happy Little Pill music videooooo! hope you punks like it and share it with your mates and make gifs of the radical owl. Making this video perfectly represent the song and it’s message was super important to me, and i hope you guys connect with it as much as i do. Also there is a hot boy in it playing soccer. enjoy!!
Not sure what’s up with the heterosexual storyline, but we’d be lying if we said we weren’t impressed by this kid’s debut.