I'm guessing everyone and their mom has heard Fireflies, made even more popular by a Mr. Lee DeWyze who covered it on American Idol. Yes, it's electronic synth pop what-do-you-call-it, but I love it. Even though I have heard at least three different covers (mangled versions, all three of them) of the song, I still love it. Admittedly, Owl City's songs do sound disturbingly similar at first listen, but they are different. Maybe it just seemed that way to me because I hadn't listened to anything without guitar or piano before.
Most of it sounds happy happy joy joy (Dental Care's a good example; it has 'punny' lyrics too!), but some songs really aren't. You have to listen to the lyrics. Take, for example, the lyrics of Cave In and Tidal Wave. Tidal Wave is one of my favourites:
It hurts just to wake up whenever you're wearing thin
Alone on the outside, so tired of looking in
The end is uncertain, and I've never been so afraid
But I don't need a telescope to see that there's hope
And that makes me feel brave
Even if you don't like the music (but why?!), how could you not love the person? Owl City is a one man show run by Adam Young. His tweets make my day, and Jacie's too, if I'm not wrong.
My goodness, and his blog! Only two posts so far, but I can't wait for more.
It rained today. I love the way the air smells right after it rains. I don’t love running around with bare feet outside and stepping on the occasional hapless and ill-fated earthworm, but as unfortunate as it is inauspicious, accidents *do* happen. I am not a malicious boy but my goodness, shouldn’t night crawlers be tucked into bed during the day with their little tasseled sleeping caps on their little heads? What is it with worms and driveways anyway?
He should write a book. A storybook. I love the way he writes, prose and lyrics.
I had been listening to Ocean Eyes for the longest time before finally finding out what he looks like. For those of you who still don't, heeere's
Oh, Owl City. I love you so.