Owl City

1:26 PM

I'm counting off before 2nd semester starts. I'm not excited, eh? Haha. I only have 15 days left to do anything I want for this break then back to serious business. Eliciting! :D
The past week, I haven't been so productive yet not also lazy. Just moderate and relaxed. How loving is the feeling of being in the comfort zone, right? But dangerous. Idleness keeps us from doing things right. But this post isn't about being idle nor being hardworking or anything related to what I have mentioned above. It's about the title!

Just recently, I've become engrossed with Owl City. I don't know how I came up listening to their music, I just found myself one day that I'm downloading all their songs. Maybe it's because of the new hit song, Good Time of Carly Rae Jepsen with Owl City. Well anyway, Owl City, according to Wikipedia:
is an American electronica musical project by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young formed in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota. 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.
Adam Young *credits to Google
So, Owl City isn't really a band. Maybe it's appropriate if call it a one-man band because only Adam Young does the lead vocals, programming, keyboards, piano, synthesizers, guitars, bass guitar, drums, percussion, and vibraphone. Basically, ALL. That is according to what I have read in Wikipedia. 
Owl City's music is described as indietronica and synthpop and is often described as belonging under the "electronic music" label.
Isn't he cute? ;)
Indietronica is a music genre which is a combination of indie, electronic, rock and pop music. While Synthpop is kind of music where the synthesizer is used as the dominant musical instrument.  That's why if you'll listen to Owl City's most popular song, Fireflies, you can really hear electronic musical instruments used.

I think this is the first reason why I liked Owl City. His music is so unique! And Adam Young started recording because of insomnia  at the basement of his parent's house. That's something to creativity!  Second reason is that Owl City also sings Christian songs. I rarely listen to secular singers but because Adam is a Christian singer I found it interesting to listen to his compositions. Lastly is the lyrics.
If you'll really take time to listen to his songs and at the same time read the lyrics, there are no harsh and violent words. Some say, he's songs are a bit emo-type, but I like it that way. Some are lively!

Here are some of my favorites Owl City's songs:

1. Fuzzy Blue Lights


2. Vanilla Twilight



3. Honey and the Bee


4. Gold


And here's a cover of Gold with my sister and brother.


This was just really intended for fun but then because it was my mother's birthday yesterday, we decided to make it a birthday video greeting to her since she's currently with my father in Malaysia. Haha. Sorry for the random faces! XD

If you want to get to know more about Owl City, click links here:


Adam Young Music
Owl City Website
Owl City's MySpace Account
Facebook Account
Owl City's Twitter Account

His newest album is Midsummer Station. I think I'm a fan already. <3 font="font">
Happy Monday!

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