Armed with synthesizers, a home recording setup, the vocal timbre of Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard, and a moniker representing his hometown of Owatonna, MN, Young created an alternate world measured not in love and heartbreak but in vivid panoramas of wildlife and landscapes.His lyrics are poetry for a surprising number of souls who, like him, seem to have grown tired of the standard Top 40 fare.This time around, I was influenced by very specific things and was able to draw upon what I’d been through, so that got poured into the lyrics and the moods of the songs. I just sit down at the piano and think about things and it happens in front of me.”On All Things Bright and Beautiful, the music and lyrics conspire to make listeners feel as if they were stepping into another world — a verdant musical dreamland where “reality is a lovely place, but I wouldn’t want to live there,” as Young sings on the opening track “The Real World.” Images of abundance, like a backyard of butterflies (“Honey and the Bee”), blossoms filling a room (“Hospital Flowers”), and “sunsets that dazzle in the dusk” (“Dreams Don’t Turn To Dust”) unfold alongside starry-eyed imaginings of cherry bombs staining blackbirds red (“Kamikaze”) and dipping one’s toes in the galaxy (“Alligator Sky”).
Many neighborhoods, schools and church communities have transitioned to a Trunk or Treat event to better keep a watchful eye on their children.
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But for those whose music and lyrics reach the upper echelon again and again, the reward just might be your own studio – one that fits your workflow like a glove. His total album sales to date number 2.5 million, supplemented by single sales surpassing 18 million globally.
That’s what the multiplatinum artist Owl City – a.k.a. He’s got a certified smash in the song “Fireflies” from his 2009 album (Republic Records).
In November 2009, Owl City’s Adam Young, a native and longtime resident of Owatonna, Minnesota (pop. My family didn’t have a lot of money to take vacations, so for me to have that kind of experience was surreal.”It was just one of many extraordinary moments this unassuming 24-year-old Midwesterner would have over the past 18 months thanks to the blockbuster success of Owl City’s major-label debut album — the lush, lovingly created Ocean Eyes, which was released by Universal Republic Records in July 2009. (where it hit the top spot twice), and sold more than four million downloads.