Troye Sivan's Mashup of Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' & Selena Gomez's 'Hands to Myself' is Perfect
Although it seems like eons ago that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were an item and almost inseperable, the two have since moved on dispite multiple rumors of them getting back together. Outside of their on/off relationship is their musical careers, and musician Troye Sivan sees them exactly for that, which is why, the other night, he went on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, to perform a beautiful mashup of Bieber's hit track "Sorry" and Gomez's "Hands To Myself."
Bieber's track "Sorry," comes off his most recently album, Purpose, produced by Skrillex, and takes on a poppy, dance-infused, high energy melody, that most people by now, know every single word and go crazy when heard at party's or clubs.
Gomez's track, "Hands To Myself," off her latest album, Revival, is a very different track, as it takes on a sophisticated melody, with a more serious approach to it, making her track almost the polar opposite of Bieber's.
That's not the way Troye Sivan saw it. As stated by Billboard, Sivan, "...somehow, he brings the (very dissimilar) songs together under one umbrella of synth-y 80's goodness."
Billboard's not wrong in their assessment, as the two tracks are very "dissimilar," which makes Sivan's mashup that much more impressive. The 20-year-old musician, simplifies both tracks, by boiling them down to a simple bassline, some drum kicks, excellent piano work, and of course, Sivan's amazing vocals, to render this edit of both tracks.
Although Gomez and Bieber are not romantically involved (at the moment), they did link up for a collaboration called, "Strong," which was played on Drake's OVO Sound Radio (an Apple Music Radio Station), a few months ago, but has since been removed from all major sources.
If their track together, "Strong," and Sivan's rendition which brings both of their musical talents under one roof, it would be hard to say that another Bieber/Gomez track wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, and would certainly entertain fans! Sivan's wonderful mashup will have to suffice for now.