I LOVE music. I seriously do. Its something that makes me feel alive and new. I decided to create a post where I would publish my most favorite songs from my most favorite artists. I want to at least do this every week. I haven’t seen this anywhere else so its my own original idea.
Today’s turn is: Owl City
Owl City is an American electronica project created in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota, one of several such projects by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young. Young created the project while experimenting with music in his parents’ basement. Owl City developed a following on the social networking site Myspace, like many musicians who achieved success in the late 2000s, before signing with Universal Republic in 2008.
After two independent releases, Owl City gained mainstream popularity with the 2009 major label debut album Ocean Eyes, which included the quadruple-platinum hit single “Fireflies“. The album was certified Platinum in the United States in April 2010.
In 2011, Owl City released his third studio album, All Things Bright and Beautiful. This was followed by The Midsummer Station in August 2012. Owl City has also recorded songs for animated films including Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Wreck-It Ralph, The Croods and The Smurfs 2.
I first knew about Owl City by the radio. I was just mesmerized by the music, lyrics, and his voice. Its very different than what I usually hear. The thing about Owl City is Adam Young’s lyrics are POSITIVE and HAPPY. Nothing sad or about break ups. His lyrics have a beautiful message behind them once you really listen to them and read them.
The song that was written by him that I want to share with you all is his big hit: “Fireflies” Its a beautiful song based on his own experience about insomnia and the world. Its more than that too…just listen to it.
*I hope you enjoyed this beautiful song. To learn more about Owl City you can go to Wikipedia where I got my information.