With “1999,” Carson Ferris takes us back in time in music’s ever-changing universe.
Provo, Utah-based pop virtuoso skillfully blends elements of Michael Jackson’s early work with the contemporary charm of OneRepublic, delivering a nostalgic pop anthem that beckons us back to the heyday of the ’90s.
Carson Ferris, a talented singer-songwriter hailing from Provo, Utah, has carved out a unique niche for himself in the world of pop music. Drawing inspiration from the legends of the past, Ferris refused to let the turbulent year of 2020 stifle his creative spirit.
Instead, he ventured forth alone, forging ahead to make his musical mark. In October 2021, he gifted us with “Can’t Be Without You,” a compelling track produced during his recording sessions in the bustling city of Los Angeles.
But Ferris’s journey doesn’t stop there. In a delightful twist of fate, a video surfaced of Carson gracing the stage with Donny Osmond’s Las Vegas act in 2021, as he seamlessly blended pop and rock elements into his performance. His versatility as an artist shines through, and it’s this very quality that makes “1999” a musical masterpiece.
“1999” serves as a touching homage to a bygone era, one filled with rotary dial phones and those iconic frosted plastic headphones. The title of the song may be the lone overt reference to the year 1999, but the spirit of the ’90s permeates every note and lyric.
Mykyl, the album’s astute producer, skillfully taps into the era’s sentimental undercurrent by channelling the infectious sounds of the Backstreet Boys, the magnetic allure of Britney Spears, and even the vivaciousness of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
People have often called me an old soul, and 1999 kind of echoes that in a really cool way. 1999 will really make you feel like you are listening to a song from the 90s, almost like you’ve gone back in time! 1999 talks about feeling out of place, but when you are feeling like you don’t belong, but you can always find someone to understand what you are going through, so you can feel a little less alone
In the world of ever-changing musical trends, Carson Ferris reminds us that sometimes the finest songs transport us back in time.
Behind the scenes, a formidable team of songwriters lent their expertise to “1999.” The likes of Paulina “PAU” Cerrilla, Nate Jolley, Michael Van Wagoner, and the maestro himself, Carson Ferris, collectively penned this musical time capsule.
Mykyl’s production prowess breathed life into the track, while Adam Turley’s mixing and Eric Disero’s mastering work ensured that “1999” would hit all the right notes. Jen Marco’s expert vocal production and Maren Gayle’s engineering finesse at June Audio rounded off this symphony of talent.
The continuing attraction of the ’90s is reflected in “1999” by a band of musical geniuses, led by Carson Ferris, who takes us down memory lane with every chord and song.
It’s a nostalgia-infused pop gem that deserves a prime spot in your playlist, beckoning you to press play and relive the magic of yesteryears.