Review: "1999" - Carson Ferris
Calling all late 80's / 90's babies! If you were ever a big fan of N'SYNC, Backstreet Boys or New Kids on the Block, this song is for you. Carson Ferris has taken the classic boyband sound and made it his own in his newest single, "1999". Although Carson is too young to have lived in the 90's, he goes through something many of us have also experienced. The age old question: was I born in the wrong generation? Us old souls sometimes feel too mature to be a part of the culture the rest of the people our age follow. It's hard feeling like you don't fit in, and like you're too smart for you own good. Carson takes this relatable situation, mixes it with a little bit of romance, and twists it into a 90's pop-bop that'll get stuck in your head all day.
Carson really made this song sound like it came straight out of the 90's. With help from his collaborator and producer, Mykyl (who is also an incredible musician), they took a style we all know and love and made it their own. With some lyrical nods to some of our favorite icons and songs from the 90's like Brittany Spears' "Hit Me Baby One More Time" and "Bye Bye Bye" by NSYNC, you will feel like you're being transported back in time. This isn't just a 90's influenced song, it IS a 90's song through-and-through. Some artists try to re-create this sound, but I don't think I've ever heard a song that perfected it as well as "1999". They really hit the nail on the head with this one.
13-year-old Carson Ferris is a musical child-prodigy from Provo, Utah. He picked up a guitar when he was 6 years old and has been unstoppable ever since. He participated in rock bands at a music lab for kids and was a part of the One Voice Children's Choir. In 2020, Carson didn't let the lock-down stop him from doing what he loves most - making music. He began writing and recording original songs and visiting recording studios in Los Angeles, California which ultimately led him to releasing his debut single in collaboration with Trinidad Cardona, "Can't Be Without You", in 2021. "1999" is part of a 4-track EP that Carson released this year, so make sure to go listen to the full collection.
Written By Kaitlyn Nicole