97 Words: “Rush” by Troye Sivan

Vincent Anthony
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This song is part of our “THE SUMMER 97 (1998 x 2023)” playlist. Check out the full list.

Sometimes, an artist is able to epitomize the concept of “understanding the assignment.” On “Rush,” Troye Sivan earns an undeniable A+ in the category of thot boy summer. Atop a thumping House/Pop amalgamation, Sivan glides effortlessly, evoking the sounds and sensations of a very hot, very sweaty, and very gay night at the club. Ever fearless and never desperate, Sivan’s music has always embraced and celebrated his sexuality, and “Rush” is the sonic embodiment of Pride. With the lead single from his first album in 5 years, the 28-year-old singer is making it clear he’s all grown up.

Watch the “Rush” video, stream it, or preorder the album, “Something To Give Each Other.”

In celebration of summer, the staff at THE 97 has compiled a playlist containing some of our favorite summer songs, from then and now. Each day we will reveal one song, rotating daily between past and present with pairings from 1998 and 2023, for a total of 97 days/songs. Since we love nostalgia, we’re celebrating summer songs from 1998 as they turn 25, alongside new songs that we feel deserve some shine. Pairings could be thematic, sonic, or based connections between the artists.

Check out our full “THE SUMMER 97 (1998 x 2023)” playlist here.

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Vincent is the founder of the magazine and has had a strong passion for popular music since, well, 1997! If it's not obvious, his favorite artists include Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, P!nk, and many more. Vincent lives in New York, where he is a high school English teacher, and currently he is pursuing a Master's in Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.