On her newest single “2002,” Anne-Marie has a penchant for nostalgia as she recalls that early aughts summer. The pop track — which was co-written by fellow Brit Ed Sheeran — is about falling in love during adolescence and all the emotions that evokes.
As she sings “2002,” the 27-year-old references late ’90s/early 2000s chart-toppers throughout the chorus — songs that a young Anne-Marie and friends used to sing so fondly — including JAY-Z’s “99 Problems,” *NSYNC’s “Bye, Bye, Bye” and Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time” and “Oops!…I Did It Again.”
“Oops I got 99 problems singing bye, bye, bye/ Hold up, if you wanna go and take a ride with me/ Better hit me, baby, one more time,” Anne-Marie sings.
According to the song’s narrative, these Billboard Hot 100 singles also soundtracked the day that the singer and her love interest first fell for each other.
Anne-Marie’s full-length debut album, Speak Your Mind, which includes “2002” and her hit Marshmello collaboration “Friends,” is due April 27.
Stream the singer’s latest track below.