The New York Times, in a Sunday Arts & Leisure cover story, observed “Troye Sivan Is a New Kind of Pop Star: Here, Queer and Used to It  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.” 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.”