History Music / OwlCity

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,"
3rd Dec '16 2:41:44 PM NWolfman
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His music tends to cause ''lots'' of {{WAFF}}, and is rather [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing]], considering people find his excessively sweet musical style to be either adorable or obnoxious. Not so much toward Hollywood executives, though, as he's become the go-to guy for end credit songs to animated features.

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His Owl City's music tends to cause ''lots'' of {{WAFF}}, is generally characterized by [[EarWorm bubbly synth melodies]], cutesy lyrics and is rather [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing]], considering people find his excessively sweet musical style to be puns. ''[[HurricaneOfPuns Lots]]'' [[HurricaneOfPuns of puns]]! And depending on who you ask, it's either adorable [[SweetDreamsFuel endearing]] or obnoxious. Not so much toward Hollywood executives, though, as [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickening]]. Oddly enough, he's become the a go-to guy musician for end credit theme songs to big-budget animated features.
27th Nov '16 12:22:13 PM NWolfman
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* {{Adorkable}}: If you ever wanted to know what this trope ''sounded'' like.
18th Nov '16 4:43:32 PM runaspism
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* SubvertedRhymeEveryTime: Happens in "Rugs From Me To You":
-->"And by the way, I just gotta say, / Thank the Lord I'm not going ''bald''
2nd Nov '16 5:33:49 PM storymasterb
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** "Bombshell Blonde" has two in two consecutive lyrics:
--> ''"And I'm Franchise/JamesBond/Live to [[Film/DieAnotherDay die another day]]"''
27th Sep '16 3:15:36 PM Ninja857142
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* CueTheSun: While not actually the sun, the [[BuffySpeak Aurora-cloud thing]] in the "Vanilla Twilight" video glows more colorfully and brightly when Adam starts the last verse, and the onlookers react quite happily. It is, of course, fitting the lyrics:
-->When violet eyes get brighter, and heavy wings grow lighter, I'll taste the sky and feel alive again.

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* CueTheSun: CueTheSun:
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While not actually the sun, the [[BuffySpeak Aurora-cloud thing]] in the "Vanilla Twilight" video glows more colorfully and brightly when Adam starts the last verse, and the onlookers react quite happily. It is, of course, fitting the lyrics:
-->When --->When violet eyes get brighter, and heavy wings grow lighter, I'll taste the sky and feel alive again.again.
** A straighter example hinting the beginning of a journey is mentioned in "To the Sky":
--->Travel light, let the sun eclipse you\\
'Cause your flight is about to leave\\
And there's more to this brave adventure\\
Than you'd ever believe...
24th Sep '16 10:19:19 PM igordebraga
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* CasanovaWannabe \ DoggedNiceGuy: The narrator in "Deer in The Headlights." The poor sap is supposedly so creepy girls pepper spray him ''for just saying hello'', but still believes he has a shot with women.



%%* IAmTheBand

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%%* IAmTheBand* IAmTheBand: Owl City is just one guy.
29th Jul '16 3:27:17 PM stuffedninja
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%%* SweetDreamsFuel: Practically his entire discography.
%%** At least until you listen carefully to [[LyricalDissonance some of the lyrics...]]



* WithFriendsLikeThese: "...well, who needs enemies?"[[note]]"The Bird and the Worm"[[/note]]

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* WithFriendsLikeThese: "...well, who needs enemies?"[[note]]"The enemies?" ("The Bird and the Worm"[[/note]]Worm")
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