"Blue Neighbourhood" is the first studio album by Australian singer-songwriter Troye Sivan. It was released internationally on 4 December 2015 via EMI Music Australia and Capitol Records America. The album is preceded by Sivan's fourth extended play WILD, which served as a 6-song opening installment to Blue Neighbourhood.
On 13 October 2015, Sivan revealed WILD to serve as an opening introduction to his debut studio album Blue Neighbourhood. Three songs from Wild were selected to be on the standard edition of the album, while all six songs are also available on the deluxe edition.
The day following the announcement, Sivan extended his first U.S. tour Troye Sivan Live to a world tour with legs in Europe and Australia. Pre-orders for the album opened on 15 October 2015, with the album reaching No. 1 within hours on iTunes in ten countries, including the United States.
"TALK ME DOWN" was included as a promotional single to those who preorder the album and was the only previously unreleased song made available before release. Those who had already purchased Wild received a discount to purchase Blue Neighbourhood. Sivan also launched merchandise bundles on his site, selling jumpers with the album logo, candles scented to match the mood of his songs, CDs, vinyl, posters, digital downloads, bags, and notebooks.
"YOUTH" was released as the third single from the album. The song premiered exclusively on November 12 on Shazam Top 20 at 7PM AEST and was officially released worldwide after midnight in each country on November 13.
Blue Neighbourhood received positive reviews from contemporary music critics. Everett True from The Guardian gave the album five stars, calling it "difficult to find fault with Blue Neighbourhood" and praising Sivan for "capturing the sound of now so well". James Reed from The Boston Globe found the album to be "darkly seductive" but "riddled with coming-of-age anxiety." Rolling Stone Australia gave the album four stars, describing the album to be "charming" and praising Sivan's vocals.
Bernard Zuel from The Sydney Morning Herald described Sivan as having a "coffee-and-cream voice artfully caught between childhood and adulthood." Jody Rosen from News Corp Australia praised the lyrical content of the songs, which do not obscure Sivan's sexuality, stating "Sivan does not shy away from pronouns. He's fearless and honest in a way most pop stars aren’t." Rosen compares Sivan's mellow voice with artists such as Lorde and Lana Del Rey. .