Owl City – All Things Bright and Beautiful

Adam Young of Owl City isn’t so much someone who writes songs as someone who paints glorious pictures with his music.

Today I had the honour of talking to Adam on the phone as part of my radio programme on 98.5 Sonshine FM.

You can listen to our conversation by clicking the play button of the audio player at the bottom of this post.

Adam started out by creating music in his parents’ basement but these days he’s one of the biggest music acts on the planet. Adam is responsible for lead vocals, programming, keyboards, piano, synthesizers, guitars, bass guitar, drums, percussion, vibraphone and accordion on Owl City’s recordings.

A few years ago when he released the single Fireflies, it became a number one smash hit in 24 countries.

Owl City is an American electronic/synthpop musical project by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young formed in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota. Young created the project while experimenting with music in his parents’ basement. Like many musicians that achieved success in the era between 2005 and 2009, Owl City developed a following on the music and social networking site Myspace in the late 2000s before signing with Universal Republic in 2008.

After two independent albums, Owl City gained mainstream popularity with the 2009 major label debut album Ocean Eyes, which spawned the quadruple-platinum hit single “Fireflies” and lesser hit “Vanilla Twilight”. The album was certified Platinum in the United States in April 2010.Wiki

His new album, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and the single, Alligator Sky, are delighting music lovers all over again. Enjoy listening to Adam talking about his musical journey.


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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

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