Something to wake you up
  • Something to wake you up
  • Adam Young
  • All Things Extremely Bright and You Need to Wake up to the sound of his owlsome singing
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Because you need to wake up when they’re out there 

WARNING: DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS WHILE USING HEADPHONES/EARPHONES/SPEAKERS AT MAX

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"It was 2AM and I was sitting on the floor in my parent’s basement with a MicroKorg on my lap. I built this synthy legato, ‘ping’ sound routed through a lowpass filter and ran it through a bunch of guitar pedals. I come up with a little cascading part that wound up as the intro and verses of a song called ‘Fireflies.’
I have insomnia and I’ve always had a tough time falling asleep for as long as I can remember. I wanted to sing about my inability to sleep in a whimsical way that portrayed the condition as lighthearted and almost more of a ‘blessing’ than a curse. It’s ironic that when sleep and I cannot bring ourselves to meet is often when inspiration strikes hardest. I’d just been on vacation to Iowa the week before I wrote the song and was amazed at how many fireflies came out at dusk. I didn’t really have to think about making a connection between insomnia and lighting bugs, it just sort of happened and the song basically wrote itself. It was a lot of fun.”

-Adam Young

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"…and if my intentions stray, I’ll wrench them away; then I’ll take my leave … and I wont even look back!" - Cave In (Owl City)

A birthday gift for my awesome hootowl friend Michelle :) I hope you like it! I wanted to try those things where you gotta scroll to see the whole thing … I hope its not too giant and annoying :’)

Ultraviolet EP has me like

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IT’S SO GOOD

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WITH BEAUTIFUL TIMES IT’S ALL

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AND THEN UP ALL NIGHT IS LIKE

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BUT THEN THERE’S THIS ISN’T THE END AND EVERYTHING GETS

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AND THEN IT ENDS WITH WOLF BITE WHICH IS ALL

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AND I JUST LOVE IT SO SO SO MUCH

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GOD BLESS ADAM YOUNG

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he’s done it again

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