The inspiration behind the song comes from the puppy love we've all experienced. DAZE goes in to more detail on this Facebook post.
“I wrote “1996” while I was thinking about the puppy love that we experience in middle school. When I was younger, I remember the feeling of butterflies and being so infatuated with a boy. Every time I would get a call from him, I felt my heart would literally explode. It was such an innocent feeling of love, one that was simple and sweet. Of course as you grow up, your understanding of love changes, but sometimes I wish we could go back to that time.”
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