The New York Times observed that Australian superstar Troye Sivan - who returns in the Summer of 2018 with his highly anticipated second album Bloom - "is a new kind of pop star...The 22-year-old singer is climbing the charts while demonstrating how his sexual orientation is both part of his art and beside the point." Bloom is an incomparably sweet and intimate work, and yet it's so well-named because from that base unfurls something grand and universal. It's also full of bops – a dizzy swirl of '80s synth-pop, crisp modern production, timeless balladry, and joyous dance – whose bold streaks and subtle shades effortlessly bridge arty to accessible. Pitchfork noted, "his latest single, ‘Bloom,' is all about living in the delicious present. A gentle, rolling beat and strips of electric guitar cut through airy synth pads...Vocally, Sivan's as open and earnest as he's ever sounded." Noisey said, "Sivan has re-announced himself as a pop heavyweight, and one who is not here to make any compromises at that." NYLON declared, "It's Troye Sivan's year. If this past January's ‘My My My!' single cemented him as a budding gay icon, his latest release, ‘Bloom,' is his grand flowering." Bloom includes guest appearances by Ariana Grande and Gordi.