Owl City’s One Man Dream

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause everything is never as it seems
When I fall asleep

One dream can lie in the passion of a kid for a lifetime. But for Adam Young a childhood dream became true. So in early ’07 Adam Young took to MySpace to help jumpstart a music career. He went to the basement to practice and record in his parents’ basement. This is where his insomnia and creative genius came from. He was a one-man band with a one-man dream that became Owl City. In that same year. Young released his first EP entitled Of June by himself. The EP struck fame as did with his MySpace page. Later Of June reached #20 on the Top Electronic Billboard Chart. So Adam Young took the strong following from MySpace with him on his musical journey. His previous most known song, “Hello Seattle”, had 6 million hits on his MySpace music play list.

Still unsigned, virtually unknown and determined, Young literally went back to the basement to work on his second self recorded album, Maybe I’m Dreaming. Now in 2008, he found himself on the Electronic Billboard charts with peak position at #16. This time was different. And four chart positions later on one Billboard’s Chart got Adam Young signed to Universal Republic. Instead of heading to the basement by himself, Young headed to recording studio with the name, Owl City, still intact. On July 28th, 2009, Ocean Eyes, was created. Adam Young’s dream came true with a childhood song and first single, “Fireflies”. It now has become one of the biggest sleeper hits on the Billboard Charts ever. From Owl City’s MySpace¬† page in 2007 to the number 1 song in America, Adam Young has come a long way.

“Fireflies” has now taken the #1 spot and now is gaining on the digital charts. From his basement came a childhood dream song that now has become a triumphant reminder of what music is. The song represents the a child being in the world where the small things count and living in the moment. And dreaming allows him to live out his fantasies so he keeps the door open to make sure he still lives in the moment and light is upon him. Who would have thought a electro pop one man band would lead the charts and his band influences be recording artists Relient K and international DJ Armin Van Buuren?


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