Perth-based Troye Sivan is best known for his ridiculously popular YouTube vlogs and his catchy bubblegum pop tracks, currently shooting up the ARIA charts and clocking in more than three million SoundCloud plays.
"My Babe" is a little different. It's a cover, only a minute long, contains about 30 words, and it's only received a *mere* 300,000 listens.
Love him or hate him, the guy can sing -- and it absolutely shows on this slow, sensual, contemporary version of the 1950s blues staple.
Armed with little more than his voice and a slow, deep bass, there's something very raw and emotional about this. Fighting back everything I know and love about blues, I have to admit that I love the way he's reworked it. The sensual groove, that bass and the brief electro glitches at the end are so damn strong. I only wish we could hear more like this.