Owl City is an American electronica project created in in Owatonna, Minnesota ; it is one of several 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 s, before signing with Universal Republic Records , now Republic Records , in After two independent releases, Owl City gained mainstream popularity with the major label debut album Ocean Eyes , which includes the six-time Platinum single " Fireflies ". The album was certified Platinum in the United States in April
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With humble small town beginnings in Owatonna, MN, Owl City remains an avant garde hitmaker in his own right. With total album sales over 2. Owl City's fifth studio album, Mobile Orchestra is set to release Friday, July 10, the first global release date. The song is all about the little things that fathers do for their children. These loving touches are what make dads so special. The heartfelt lyrics had me thinking about my dad. What a touching song.
It was released as the lead single from the EP on May 15, The song has so far peaked at No. It was used as one of two theme songs for the computer-animated film Escape from Planet Earth. The song was planned for inclusion on Owl City's Ocean Eyes album , but it didn't make the cut. As work began on the album, The Midsummer Station , Young brought a second demo of the "old leftover instrumental idea" to Norwegian record producing and songwriting team Stargate , who helped complete the composition. Young recalled, "All the lyrics were basically written on the spot during those two days I think I tweaked some lyrics here and there to make everything feel better, and then the song was finished. Scott Fryberger of Jesus Freak Hideout wrote that the song is "still poppy and very accessible, and Owl City fans will probably feel mostly at home, but it has a bit more of a dance music vibe than the synthpop we're used to. McCall added that "while Young can discharge a self-affirmatory verse with the conviction of a choirboy, the song does skirt a bit too close to Katy Perry territory for comfort. The video features some type of fox or dog walking around in a city with orange fur.