History Music / OwlCity

6th Nov '17 8:41:51 AM NWolfman
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* ParentalLoveSong: "Not All Heroes Wear Capes" is a child-to-parent example.
* ProductPlacement: The video for ''Good Time'' (featuring Music/CarlyRaeJepsen) features a Fiat FIAT 500 prominently.



* ProductPlacement: The video for ''Good Time'' (featuring Music/CarlyRaeJepsen) features a Fiat FIAT 500 prominently.
2nd Sep '17 2:58:06 PM flamingscribblenaut
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Owl City is [[IAmTheBand Adam Young with a synthesizer]], originally created as a way for Young to deal with his insomnia. After gaining a small cult following in the 2000s with his internet-released albums ''Of June'' and ''Maybe I'm Dreaming,'' he snagged a smash hit in 2010 with "Fireflies," a sweet little song about insomnia and the [[GrowingUpSucks loss of childhood innocence]].

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Owl City is [[IAmTheBand Adam Young with a synthesizer]], originally created as a way for Young to deal with his insomnia. After gaining a small cult following in the 2000s with his internet-released albums ''Of June'' and ''Maybe I'm Dreaming,'' he snagged a smash hit in 2010 2009 with "Fireflies," a sweet little song about insomnia and the [[GrowingUpSucks loss of childhood innocence]].
25th Aug '17 12:34:57 PM Ninja857142
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* MindScrew: Arguably, The Real World. Is Adam talking about some dream world he never wants to leave, or our world?

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* MindScrew: Arguably, The "The Real World. World." Is Adam talking about some dream world he never wants to leave, or our world?
25th Aug '17 12:34:23 PM Ninja857142
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--->"Reality is a lovely place, but I wouldn't wanna live there."

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--->"Reality -->"Reality is a lovely place, but I wouldn't wanna live there."
25th Aug '17 11:55:34 AM Ninja857142
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->''[[MemeticMutation You would not believe your eyes]]''
->''If ten million [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife ruined lives]]''

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->''[[MemeticMutation You would not believe your eyes]]''
->''If ten million [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife ruined lives]]''
->''How close to the ending? Well, nobody knows,''\\
''The future's a mystery and anything goes,''\\
''Love is confusing and life is hard,''\\
''You fight to survive 'cause you made it this far...''
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13th Jul '17 10:35:30 PM BeastC
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->''[[MemeticMutation You would not believe your eyes]]''
->''If ten million [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife ruined lives]]''
9th Apr '17 10:52:12 PM Ninja857142
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* DarkerAndEdgier: "This Isn't The End" is far darker and more 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 melancholy than the usual Owl City fare, dealing with a father who committed suicide, and the affect this had on how it affected his daughter. [[spoiler: Ultimately, however, the song does end on an optimistic note.]]
3rd Dec '16 3:04:44 PM NWolfman
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*** Interestingly, many of the songs on ''Ocean Eyes'' manage to be silly love songs without ever actually using the word "love."


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* VocalEvolution: His vocals on ''Of June'' are half-whispered and have an implacable AutoTune-esque effect on them. He starts projecting more with each successive release, although his slightly raspier voice on his more recent songs imply that a few years of improper singing techniques have taken their toll on him
3rd Dec '16 2:56:14 PM NWolfman
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* ChristmasSong: He has several, one of which is actually called "Christmas Song." He's released one nearly ever December as a single since 2011, including "Peppermint Winter," "Kiss Me, Babe, It's Christmas Time" and "Ba, Humbug,"

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* ChristmasSong: ChristmasSongs: He has several, one of which is actually called "Christmas Song." He's released one nearly ever December as a single since 2011, including "Peppermint Winter," "Kiss Me, Babe, It's Christmas Time" and "Ba, Humbug,"
3rd Dec '16 2:55:59 PM NWolfman
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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.

Owl City's music is generally characterized by [[EarWorm bubbly synth melodies]], cutesy lyrics and puns. ''[[HurricaneOfPuns Lots]]'' [[HurricaneOfPuns of puns]]! And depending on who you ask, it's either [[SweetDreamsFuel endearing]] or [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickening]]. Oddly enough, he's become a go-to musician for theme songs to big-budget animated features.

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Owl City is [[IAmTheBand Adam Young with a synthesizer]]. His most popular song synthesizer]], originally created as a way for Young to date is deal with his insomnia. After gaining a small cult following in the 2000s with his internet-released albums ''Of June'' and ''Maybe I'm Dreaming,'' he snagged a smash hit in 2010 with "Fireflies," a sweet little song that seems to be about a boy whose dreams are inhabited by countless of insomnia and the aforenamed insects (in actuality, it's a song about Adam's insomnia, but very few people seem to either know or care). Some [[GrowingUpSucks loss 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.

childhood innocence]].

Owl City's music is generally characterized by [[EarWorm bubbly synth melodies]], melodies]] combined with [[WordSaladLyrics oddball lyrics]] about [[SillyLoveSong cutesy lyrics romance]], nostalgia, [[MindScrew ethereal musings]] and puns. ''[[HurricaneOfPuns Lots]]'' [[HurricaneOfPuns of puns]]! And depending Depending on who you ask, it's these songs are either [[SweetDreamsFuel endearing]] or [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickening]]. Oddly enough, he's become Nevertheless, the Young has otherwise enjoyed a go-to musician for reasonably successful career (though has yet to top [[OneHitWonder his first big hit]]), particularly with providing theme songs to big-budget several animated features.


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* ChristmasSong: He has several, one of which is actually called "Christmas Song." He's released one nearly ever December as a single since 2011, including "Peppermint Winter," "Kiss Me, Babe, It's Christmas Time" and "Ba, Humbug,"
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