Saturday, April 11, 2015

Adam Young is back! Electronica/synthpop superstar Owl City will be making their return to Manila this year as part of his Pacific rim tour.

Adam and his band will be here to promote their new EP album, Ultraviolet.

It’s a free show to be held at the Amphitheater, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City on May 8, 2015, 7:00 pm.

Owl City is an American electronica project created in 2007 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 2000s, before signing with Universal Republic Records, now Republic Records, in 2008.

After two independent releases, Owl City gained mainstream popularity with the 2009 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 2010.

In June 2011, Owl City released its third studio album, All Things Bright and Beautiful, which was followed by The Midsummer Station in August 2012. Owl City has also recorded songs for several animated films, including Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Wreck-It Ralph, The Croods and The Smurfs 2.


Shooting Star

2014 saw the release of the single Beautiful Times, which features violinist Lindsey Stirling and was released on April 8. Young stated that he intended to release a steady series of EPs in 2014 rather than one larger recording, though he later considered and then confirmed that he would be releasing a full studio album in 2014. In June, Young announced that the first extended play would be titled Ultraviolet, and it was released on June 27. The day before, the Beautiful Times music video also made its debut on Rolling Stone’s website.

Owl City appeared on the The Art of McCartney tribute album to Paul McCartney, covering the track Listen to What the Man Said.

On October 7, Owl City uploaded the official audio stream for Tokyo featuring singer Sekai no Owari to his official OwlCityVEVO YouTube channel. An official lyric video for another new track, You’re Not Alone featuring Britt Nicole, was published on the following day.

In December 2014, Owl City released a new single for Christmas: Kiss Me Babe, It’s Christmas Time.

Vanilla Twilight

Good Time

Owl City’s music is described as indietronica and synthpop and is often described as belonging under the electronic music genre. Young has stated that he is inspired by disco and European electronic music, as well as instrumental genres such as drone, ambient, and post-rock. He cites his biggest influences as Johnathon Ford of Unwed Sailor and Thomas Newman. Young also incorporates some of his Christian faith into his music, since he is a vocal Christian. Young’s faith is evident on the album, All Things Bright and Beautiful, especially in Galaxies. Explaining why the faith-filled song was added to the mix, he said, “I feel like if I were ever to hide the fact that that’s what’s so important to me, it would be a crime, that I should probably be put in jail for that.”

Owl City also has been compared to The Postal Service, often critically, for their combination of fuzzy synths, ironic lyrics and use of female guest singers. goes to say that “The surprise No. 1 single in the country, Owl City’s Fireflies, jacks the Postal Service in such a bald-faced, obvious manner that getting into specifics feels redundant at best and tacky at worst.” In response to the suggestion that his work is derivative, Young suggested in a 2009 interview with The New York Times that Ocean Eyes is perhaps the “next chapter” after The Postal Service: “The Postal Service released a record in 2003, and that was it. There was really nothing to compare it to until some one else came along and wrote the next chapter. Maybe that’s this record. Maybe that’s this band.”

Beautiful Times

You’re Not Alone

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