A part of me was hoping this would be a cover of Prince’s iconic hit “1999.” While it’s not that, it’s a nostalgic romp in its own right.
Troye Sivan and Charli XCX team up to reminisce about how music was great during the titular year. “I just wanna go back, back to 1999 / Took a ride to my old neighborhood / I just wanna go back, sing, ‘ Hit me baby, one more time’ / Wanna go back, wanna go,” they sing on the chorus.
It sorta reminds me of Anne-Marie’s recent offering “2002.” Apparently, all pop star millennials long for the day when Britney ruled the charts.
All kidding aside, it’s a fantastic bop. I hope the accompanying visual is equally great. I get a feeling the duo will be channeling their inner Keanu Reeves for what appears to be a Matrix-inspired clip. Until that arrives, give the track a listen below.