Subject Matter: As you might’ve guessed, this tune’s all about nostalgia: a time of MTV, air guitar, Nike Airs, CD’s, MJ…Yes, Troye may have been four at the time, but 26 y/o Charli XCX certainly knows what she’s talking about. Moreover, given everything that’s been happening lately, we can’t blame anyone for dreaming of a better time.
Feels: In true 90’s fashion, ‘1999’ boasts a high tempo synth and infuriatingly catchy piano progression. That being said, Charli XCX’s trademark harmonies are still there to add their own energizing spin to the chorus.
Appropriate Setting: It’s almost the weekend, guys, and we suggest that you keep this tune in mind when choosing your ‘getting ready’ playlist tonight. Screw the fatigue, let ‘1999’ pump you up for a much-needed night out.
Okay, tell me more: ICYMI, Charli XCX and Troye Sivan have developed from being music’s most exciting newcomers to being at the forefront of pop’s bright future. In the light of bonafide hits like ‘Boom Clap’ and ‘My My My!’, L’Officiel USA met with both of the artists to hear their thoughts on this sudden catapult to fame. Did we mention that we loved Troye so much that we put him on our cover?