hark back to

phrasal verb
harked back to; harking back to; harks back to

Definition of hark back to

1 : to return to or remember (something in the past) He always harks back to the good old days of his youth.
2 : to look or seem like (something in the past) The movie has a style that harks back to the golden age of Hollywood.

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