Forever 1999 is Prozzäk’s fourth album and first since 2005’s Cruel Cruel World. Make no mistake, the title really says it all. This is an album that boldly and joyfully celebrates all things musically 90s.
Lead single “Love Me Tinder” explores the “awkward sunrises” and people that “don’t look like their photograph.” The track comes in with an early 90s punk beat and guitar riff before going into an anthemic electronica-tinged chorus where Jay Levine—also known as Simon—sings “I’ve only been swiping right,” while admitting he “doesn’t want to be alone tonight.”
“If We Were in the Jungle” sounds as if Prozzäk wanted to make a club version of The Bloodhound Gang’s “The Bad Touch,” updated with a deep bass groove and autotuned vocals.
Prozzäk tackles the old adage, “You can’t buy love,” with “Can’t Lick This Love Thing,” which sounds like a slightly punked up take on The Cure’s “Love Cats.” The title track “Forever 1999” is a nostalgic look back on the misadventures and memories of high school and the people they were shared with.
Forever 1999 is a pop album that will transport you back to the late 90s when every musical genre was trying to meld itself with every other genre, and just like then, some of it worked really well, and others were musical abominations. Prozzäk has kept its roots in the 90s and their tongue firmly in cheek on Forever 1999, another electronic pop album that is sure to make you forget what year it is.