I love Owl City. It’s something familiar, friendly and warm about them music, it’s just feels good. It’s bright and beautiful. Adam Young, formed Owl City in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota and he writes, composes, performs, and produces all of Owl City’s recorded music as Young also produces music under a wide variety of other projects, which include Port Blue, Seagull Orchestra, Sky Sailing and Swimming with Dolphins.
Young created the project while experimenting with music in his parents’ basement. Owl City developed a following on Myspace in the late 2000s before signing with Universal Republic in 2008. After two independent albums – “Of June” (2007) and “Maybe I’m Dreaming” (2008) -, Owl City gained mainstream popularity with the 2009 major label debut album “Ocean Eyes”, which spawned the hit triple platinum single “Fireflies” and also the album was certified Platinum in the United States in April 2010.
The third studio album, “All Things Bright and Beautiful” was released on May 14, 2011 and consist of 12 brand new, fresh and refrashing songs. The iTunes version contein two bonus tracks – “How I Became the Sea” and “Alligator Sky” – as the Japanes versions also include two other bonus tracks – “Shy Violet” and “To the Sky”.
I like this minimal, pulsing indie/synthpop music with sparking dream pop feeling. It’s just so relaxing to listen it, it’s simply comforter. As Adam said: “I prefer daydreams over reality.” Well, sometimes I prefer to dream with my eyes open.
Owl City – Official Site
Owl City – on MySpace