History Music / OwlCity

7th Jan '16 10:38:25 AM talewind
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* NostalgiaFilter: The basis for "Unbelievable" from ''Mobile Orchestra'', talking about how awesome everything was as a kid.
1st Jan '16 1:17:55 PM stuffedninja
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'''Discography:''' * ''Of June'' (2007) (Extended Play) * ''Maybe I'm Dreaming'' (2008) (Album) * ''Ocean Eyes'' (2009) (Album) * ''All Things Bright and Beautiful'' (2011) (Album) * ''Shooting Star'' (2012) (Extended Play) * ''The Midsummer Station'' (2012) (Album) * ''The Midsummer Station (Acoustic)'' (2013) * ''Ultraviolet'' (2014) (Extended Play) * ''Mobile Orchestra'' (2015) (Album)
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'''Discography:''' !!Discography: * ''Of June'' (2007) (Extended Play) June EP'' (2007) * ''Maybe I'm Dreaming'' (2008) (Album) (2008) * ''Ocean Eyes'' (2009) (Album) (2009) * ''All Things Bright and Beautiful'' (2011) (Album) (2011) * ''Shooting Star'' (2012) (Extended Play) Star EP'' (2012) * ''The Midsummer Station'' (2012) (Album) (2012) * ''The Midsummer Station (Acoustic)'' (2013) (Acoustic EP)'' * ''Ultraviolet'' (2014) (Extended Play) ''Ultraviolet EP'' (2014) * ''Mobile Orchestra'' (2015) (Album) (2015)
29th Nov '15 3:44:33 PM Ninja857142
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* DarkerAndEdgier: "This Isn't The End" is far more dark and melancholy than the usual Owl City fare, dealing with a father who committed suicide, and the affect this had on his daughter. [[spoiler: Ultimately, however, the song does end on an optimistic note.]]
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* DarkerAndEdgier: "This Isn't The End" is far darker and more dark and melancholy than the usual Owl City fare, dealing with a father who committed suicide, and the affect this had on his daughter. [[spoiler: Ultimately, however, the song does end on an optimistic note.]]
25th Nov '15 11:13:00 AM Larkmarn
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Natter, ZC Es, and tropes about the guy, not his work
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Just listen to those lyrics. ** ''All Things Bright and Beautiful'' has given us a song ''based on this''. "The Real World" pretty much runs with this concept in quite a nice way:
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Just listen to those lyrics. ** ''All Things Bright and Beautiful'' has given us a song ''based on this''. "The Real World" pretty much runs with this concept in quite a nice way:

** His Twitter account.

* CursedWithAwesome: Imagine: he never would have got this famous if he didn't have insomnia.

* HiddenDepths: He makes electronic music but counts Refused, Ampere, and Norma Jean as some of his favorite bands. Think he can only do squeaky clean {{WAFF}}-y stuff? [[http://moderngardening.tumblr.com/post/28183947722/produced-on-my-flight-from-tokyo-to-seoul-josh Think again]].

* LyricalDissonance: He has this odd habit of inserting the creepiest lyrics into otherwise innocent, peppy synth-pop. See [[NightmareFuel/OwlCity the nightmare fuel subpage]] for more. ** Adam might have [[http://www.ayoungblog.com/post/72830307834/spoiler-owl-city-is-95-sad-lyrics-over-uplifting said it best]] himself.
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* LyricalDissonance: He has this odd habit of inserting the creepiest lyrics into otherwise innocent, peppy synth-pop. See [[NightmareFuel/OwlCity the nightmare fuel subpage]] for more. ** more. Adam might have [[http://www.ayoungblog.com/post/72830307834/spoiler-owl-city-is-95-sad-lyrics-over-uplifting said it best]] himself.

** Yes, both of the above seem to about the same place.

* ProductPlacement: The video for ''Good Time'' (featuring Music/CarlyRaeJepsen) features a Fiat FIAT 500 prominently... now a FunnyAneurysmMoment based on rumors that the FIAT 500 may be rebranded as a Dodge vehicle.
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* ProductPlacement: The video for ''Good Time'' (featuring Music/CarlyRaeJepsen) features a Fiat FIAT 500 prominently... now a FunnyAneurysmMoment based on rumors that the FIAT 500 may be rebranded as a Dodge vehicle.prominently.

* SillyLoveSongs: "The Bird and the Worm," "Tip of the Iceberg," "On the Wing," "The Saltwater Room," "If My Heart Was a House..." The list goes on. ** It should be noted, however, that he almost never used the word "love" in the lyrics of any of these songs, [[FridgeBrilliance which accounts for some of his more heartfelt lyrics that actually express love in *gasp* a creative way!]]
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* SillyLoveSongs: SillyLoveSongs: ** "The Bird and the Worm," "Tip of the Iceberg," "On the Wing," "The Saltwater Room," "If My Heart Was a House..." The list goes on. ** It should be noted, however, that he almost never used the word "love" in the lyrics of any of these songs, [[FridgeBrilliance which accounts for some of his more heartfelt lyrics that actually express love in *gasp* a creative way!]]on.

* SweetDreamsFuel: Practically his entire discography. ** At least until you listen carefully to [[LyricalDissonance some of the lyrics...]]
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* %%* SweetDreamsFuel: Practically his entire discography. ** %%** At least until you listen carefully to [[LyricalDissonance some of the lyrics...]]

* WorldOfPun: ** "Dental Care." Just... "Dental Care." ** Same thing with "Rugs from Me to You," even in the ''title''.
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* %%* WorldOfPun: ** %%** "Dental Care." Just... "Dental Care." ** %%** Same thing with "Rugs from Me to You," even in the ''title''.
20th Nov '15 8:04:41 PM Ninja857142
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*DarkerAndEdgier: "This Isn't The End" is far more dark and melancholy than the usual Owl City fare, dealing with a father who committed suicide, and the affect this had on his daughter. [[spoiler: Ultimately, however, the song does end on an optimistic note.]]
21st May '15 1:25:22 PM ZekeFreek
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* ''Of June'' (2007) * ''Maybe I'm Dreaming'' (2008) * ''Ocean Eyes'' (2009) * ''All Things Bright and Beautiful'' (2011) * ''Shooting Star'' (2012) * ''The Midsummer Station'' (2012)
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* ''Of June'' (2007) (2007) (Extended Play) * ''Maybe I'm Dreaming'' (2008) (2008) (Album) * ''Ocean Eyes'' (2009) (2009) (Album) * ''All Things Bright and Beautiful'' (2011) (2011) (Album) * ''Shooting Star'' (2012) (2012) (Extended Play) * ''The Midsummer Station'' (2012)(2012) (Album)

* ''Ultraviolet'' (2014) * ''Mobile Orchestra'' (2015)
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* ''Ultraviolet'' (2014) (2014) (Extended Play) * ''Mobile Orchestra'' (2015) (2015) (Album)
11th May '15 6:06:02 PM talewind
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* ''Mobile Orchestra'' (2015)
6th Jan '15 4:23:19 PM NWolfman
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His music tends to cause ''lots'' of {{WAFF}}, and is rather [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing]]. Not so much toward Hollywood executives, though, as he has contributed original songs to no less than 3 CG animated films in the past 3 years.
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His music tends to cause ''lots'' of {{WAFF}}, and is rather [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing]]. Not so much toward Hollywood executives, though, as he has contributed original he's become the go-to guy for end credit songs to no less than 3 CG animated films in the past 3 years. features.
9th Nov '14 9:57:29 AM AsForMyHandle
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Owl City is [[Series/IAmTheBand Adam Young with a synthesizer]]. His most popular song to date is "Fireflies," a sweet little song that seems to be about a boy whose dreams are inhabited by countless of the aforenamed insects (in actuality, it's a song about Adam's insomnia, but very few people seem to either know or care). Some of his other songs include "Vanilla Twilight," a nostalgic look at unrequited love, and "Umbrella Beach" which is about... [[MindScrew something]]. He collaborated with Music/CarlyRaeJepsen, singer of "Call Me Maybe," with "Good Time" in 2012.
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Owl City is [[Series/IAmTheBand [[IAmTheBand Adam Young with a synthesizer]]. His most popular song to date is "Fireflies," a sweet little song that seems to be about a boy whose dreams are inhabited by countless of the aforenamed insects (in actuality, it's a song about Adam's insomnia, but very few people seem to either know or care). Some of his other songs include "Vanilla Twilight," a nostalgic look at unrequited love, and "Umbrella Beach" which is about... [[MindScrew something]]. He collaborated with Music/CarlyRaeJepsen, singer of "Call Me Maybe," with "Good Time" in 2012.
27th Oct '14 10:41:32 AM Anicomicgeek
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Owl City is [[IAmTheBand Adam Young with a synthesizer]]. His most popular song to date is "Fireflies," a sweet little song that seems to be about a boy whose dreams are inhabited by countless of the aforenamed insects (in actuality, it's a song about Adam's insomnia, but very few people seem to either know or care). Some of his other songs include "Vanilla Twilight," a nostalgic look at unrequited love, and "Umbrella Beach" which is about... [[MindScrew something]]. He collaborated with Music/CarlyRaeJepsen, singer of "Call Me Maybe," with "Good Time" in 2012.
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Owl City is [[IAmTheBand [[Series/IAmTheBand Adam Young with a synthesizer]]. His most popular song to date is "Fireflies," a sweet little song that seems to be about a boy whose dreams are inhabited by countless of the aforenamed insects (in actuality, it's a song about Adam's insomnia, but very few people seem to either know or care). Some of his other songs include "Vanilla Twilight," a nostalgic look at unrequited love, and "Umbrella Beach" which is about... [[MindScrew something]]. He collaborated with Music/CarlyRaeJepsen, singer of "Call Me Maybe," with "Good Time" in 2012.

** [[spoiler:{{LIGHTS}}]] in the video for "Deer in The Headlights."
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** [[spoiler:{{LIGHTS}}]] [[spoiler:Music/{{LIGHTS}}]] in the video for "Deer in The Headlights."

** Adam's particularly fond of {{Incredibly Lame Pun}}s on his {{Twitter}}. Just check a backlog, and you'll see. Here's one:
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** Adam's particularly fond of {{Incredibly Lame Pun}}s on his {{Twitter}}.Website/{{Twitter}}. Just check a backlog, and you'll see. Here's one:

* ProductPlacement: The video for ''Good Time'' (featuring CarlyRaeJepsen) features a Fiat FIAT 500 prominently... now a FunnyAneurysmMoment based on rumors that the FIAT 500 may be rebranded as a Dodge vehicle.
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* ProductPlacement: The video for ''Good Time'' (featuring CarlyRaeJepsen) Music/CarlyRaeJepsen) features a Fiat FIAT 500 prominently... now a FunnyAneurysmMoment based on rumors that the FIAT 500 may be rebranded as a Dodge vehicle.

** From ''The Midsummer Station'', [[{{Superman}} Metropolis]]. Not just the name, the words 'speeding bullet' are actually used in the lyrics. It's actually possible to interpret that whole section of the chorus as one, 'hijacked plane' to the famous 'is it a bird, is it a plane', 'runaway train' to the 'more powerful than a locomotive' and 'speeding bullet' to 'faster than a speeding bullet'. ** Possibly one to the BoxcarChildren in "Umbrella Beach"
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** From ''The Midsummer Station'', [[{{Superman}} [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Metropolis]]. Not just the name, the words 'speeding bullet' are actually used in the lyrics. It's actually possible to interpret that whole section of the chorus as one, 'hijacked plane' to the famous 'is it a bird, is it a plane', 'runaway train' to the 'more powerful than a locomotive' and 'speeding bullet' to 'faster than a speeding bullet'. ** Possibly one to the BoxcarChildren Literature/TheBoxcarChildren in "Umbrella Beach"
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