The song begins with a lovely acoustic intro before morphing into a nostalgic pop dream. It’s an excellent song for a coming-of-age film, which is exactly what Sivan created it for.
As he announced on his Instagram, turns out that it will appear in the upcoming film Three Months, in which he plays Caleb Kahn, a teenager from Florida who is forced to undergo an HIV test after finding that a person he slept with was tested positive. The film follows Sivan’s character as he waits for the findings for three months.
Three Months was produced by the team behind Juno and Up In The Air, and directed by Jared Frieder. The film will be available to stream on Paramount+ from February 23.
It’s another foray into acting for Sivan, who was announced last November as a cast member for The Weeknd’s drama series The Idol. The show — which follows a pop singer who enters a relationship with a cult leader — is co-written and executively produced by Reza Fahim and Euphoria‘s Sam Levinson.
‘Trouble’ is Sivan’s first new music this year, following on from 2021’s ‘Angel Baby’ and the full version of ‘could cry just thinkin about you’, which originally appeared on his 2020 EP ‘In A Dream’.
Elsewhere, Jay Som’s Melina Duterte and Palehound’s Ellen Kempner appeared on NME Home Sessions in June 2021, performing as their duo, Bachelor.