Forget what you’ve heard

I hate when the same song is played on the radio every half hour. It drives me crazy. I crave variety and I simply cannot stand it when only a handful of songs is played day after day.

No bueno.

If you are a radio listener I’m 99% sure that you have heard the song “Fireflies” by Owl City. It used to be played an obscene amount. Even I, a fan of Owl City, had grown sick of that song. I mean, it’s catchy, but I still don’t want to listen to twenty times a day. Especially because I know that “Fireflies” is not even Owl City’s best song. Not even close.

I was a fan of Owl City before “Fireflies” was a well known song. Owl City has been on my Ipod for years. YEARS. So, when people began talking about Owl City, not knowing anything about the band, I was bothered.

Now, if you have been under a rock for the past year or two and haven’t heard of Owl City, let me explain. Owl City is really just one guy, Adam Young to be exact. Adam writes his own music, sings, plays multiple instruments, and can synthesize his music. Because of these skills he started recording his own music in his basement. And the songs turned out to be really good. At least, I think so.

But back to the point, Owl City is more than a one hit wonder! You need to look into other songs. My personal favorites are “Captains and Cruise-ships,” “Early Birdie,” and “Rainbow Veins.” They’re peppy and happy and just overall good feeling songs. They make me smile when I’m having a great day. Basically, Owl City is the type of thing to listen to when you’re driving in your car, blasting music with the windows down.

So you should look into Owl City a little bit more. I feel like no one knows any songs other than “Fireflies” by him. And that upset me. Because I feel like “Fireflies” is just the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more talent contained in Owl City. You just need to dig a little deeper and listen to it.