1999 [with Charli XCX] (2018)



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Single | 3:09 | Pop | 5 October 2018
Troye Sivan and Charli XCX teamed up to write and release “1999”. The song contains nostalgic lyrical references the year of 1999. The song was only released for digital download and streaming.


Type: Song (Single)
Label: Asylum, Atlantic UK
Writer(s): Charli XCX, Troye Sivan, Brett McLaughlin, Oscar Holter, Noonie Bao, Max Martin
Producer(s):Oscar Holter
Release Date: 5 October 2018

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Music Video

About the Music Video

Release Date: 11 October 2018
Director: Ryan Staake & Charli XCX
Production Company: Pomp&Clout
Creative Direction: WP&A
Executive Producer: Ryen Bartlett
Head of Production: Kevin Staake
Producer: Rich Salamone
Production Manager: Wojtek Stypko
Associate Producer: Eric Margulies
Director of Photography: Santiago Gonzalez
Production Designer: Miles Ford Mullin
Wardrobe Stylist: Rebecca Grice
Makeup Artist: Danielle Kahlani
Hair Stylist: Nicole Kahlani
HMU (Troye): Carla Rosso and Steph Ruiz de Chávez
Choreographer: Erin Murray
Editor: Ryan Staake
Online Editor: Ryosuke Tanzawa
VFX by: Pomp&Clout
VFX Artists: Pete Puskas, Aaron Vinton & Ryan Staake
Machine Learning: Andrew Pouliot
Colorist: David Torcivia
Co-Star: Charli XCX

In the video, Charli XCX and Troye take you through different scenes of trends from the year 1999. These scenes include,
– Instant Messaging,
– Charli as Steve Jobs with a iMac G3,
– TLC’s “Waterfalls” video, Titanic (Charli & Troye as Jack and Rose)
– Spice Girls “Say You’ll Be There” video
– Charli as New Radicals’ Gregg Alexander, complete with Skechers and bucket hat
– Troye as all of the Backstreet Boys in the “I Want It That Way” video
– Troye as Eminem in “The Real Slim Shady” video
– Charli covered in rose petals, a la Angela Hayes in American Beauty
– Charli as Rose McGowan, Troye as Marylin Manson at the 1998 VMAs
– The Sims (game)
– Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” video
– The Ooga Chaka Baby on a Geocities-style homepage
– Charli as Trinity, Troye as Neo in The Matrix
– Troye as frosted, Ramen-curls Justin Timberlake circa N*SYNC
– Charli in The Blair Witch Project
– Hanes Her Way
– Water-proof wrist watches
– Nokia cell phones
– Surge soda
– eBay, Nickelodeon, Bubbalicious gum, Beanie Babies, Netscape logos
– AOL’s “goodbye” sign-off

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