troye sivan and charli xcx bring back 90s nostalgia in their new video
Burn your Sims, lay down on a bed of rose petals and embrace your boo Titanic-style at the front a ship. This is 1999.
This week was getting a bit much, wasn’t it? Needed some light relief, didn’t we? Don’t worry. Pop saviours Charli XCX and Troye Sivan have joined forces on the music video for their pop bop collab, 1999, and honestly, it rules. Paying homage to all of your favourite 90s cultural moments, the twosome reenact scenes from American Beauty, Titanic, The Matrix and The Blair Witch Project. There are faux commercials for Baby G, Sketchers and Nokia, a Backstreet Boys music video and — wait for it — The Dancing Baby.
Wanna see Troye as Eminem? Troye with JT noodle hair? Troye doing red carpet freak chic as the Marilyn Manson to Charli’s Dita Von Teese? You got it. Charli as Baby Spice? The duo as real life Sims dancing on a burning countertop? All of your weird fanfiction daydreams have been realised in this Charli XCX and Ryan Staake-directed mind blow of a visual. Enjoy!
This article originally appeared on i-D UK.