Saturday, June 25, 2011

bright and beautiful. a music review

Owl City

All Things Bright and Beautiful.

 Owl City has been my favorite music ever since I first heard Of June way back in 2007.

 I was extremely excited about this new album. I knew it would be amazing.

 And, well, it's more amazingly amazing then I ever imagined it would be.

   While still keeping with the Owl City sound that I love, all the songs are new and unique. And filled with as many "da da da da"s, silly puns, and breathtaking lyrics that I could ever ask for. It still amazes me that one guy could make it seem like a whole orchestra is playing. This album is fun. And happy. And wonderful. And....Owl City-ish.

"Reality is a lovely place,
But I wouldn't wanna live there."

 This song is lovely - it has such a pretty tune, the lyrics are awesome, and the music is perfect. I love it more every time I listen to it.

 |This is Adam Young.|

"Met a girl in the parking lot,
And all I did was say hello.
Her pepper spray made it rather hard,
for me to walk her home.
But I guess that's the way it goes."

 This is the kind of song that you just have to sing along to. It's cute, it's fun, and the lyrics make me laugh.

"I've been sleeping with the nightlight unplugged,
With a note on the rocking chair,
That says 'I'm dreaming of the life I once loved,
So wake me if you're out there'."

  I consider all of the songs as "one of my favorites". But I think this one really is my favorite. It's epic. :)

"Cuz I couldn't live without,
The sunsets that dazzle in the dusk,
So I'll drag the anchor up,
And rest assured, cuz dreams don't turn to dust."

 The kind of song that's nonsense and yet makes absolute sense. Brilliantness.

"If the green left the grass on the other side,
I would make like a tree and leave.
But if I reached for your hand, would your eyes get wide?
Who knew the other side could be so green."

 Try not to smile while listening to this song. I've tried, it's impossible. This song is just SO cute! Also, it's a duet, so the wonderful Breanne Düren is singing in it, too.

|The previously mentioned wonderful person.|

"Maybe I'll ride,
To save my life.
Maybe I'll fly,
The Eagle Eye."

 This song is weird. But in a wonderfully good way. Could this song be any cooler?

"Dear God, I was terribly lost,
When the galaxies crossed,
And the sun went dark.
Dear God, you're my only North Star,
I would follow this far."

 This is a great song. I've never heard a song quite like it.

"A high-speed collision gave a new sense of sight to me,
And now my vision can render the scene.
A blurry image of wreckage and road-side debris,
Happiness returned to me, through a grave emergency."

  Oh my goodness, I love this song. It's sort of a sad song, but it's happy at the same time. Another favorite.

"Where was I when the rockets came to life,
And carried you away into the alligator sky?"

 There are two versions of this song - a regular version, and another version featuring Shawn Chrystopher. And he raps. At first, I didn't know what to think of the rap version. Rapping? In Owl City!? But it grew on me, and now I love it. It makes the song unique and it really works.

"...Cuz she would rather fall in chocolate,
Than fall in love, especially with me."

 This song is awesome. The lyrics are so funny, and the tune makes me happy. :)

"I'd rather waltz then just walk through the forest,
The trees keep the tempo, and they sway in time,
A quartet of crickets join in for the chorus,
If I were to strum on your heartstrings would you strum on mine?"

 This whole song is splendid, but my absolute favorite part of this song is the chorus (the lyrics above). It has such a sweet, happy tune. 
12. How I Became the Sea

"When the sky fell in,
When the hurricanes came for me,
I could finally crash again,
And that's how I became the sea."

 This has more of a Port Blue* sound. Beautiful, wonderful, awesomeness.

"Light up the sky, shy violet angel eyes."

 Beautiful. This isn't one of my favorites, but I still really like it.

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 It might sound like I'm a little obsessed with Owl City. That's because I am. :)

 What do you think of Owl City and this new album?

  Hope you have a lovely day!

*port blue is another music project by Adam Young. "It is the soundtrack to my dreams." - Adam.


  1. Aaaaah... i'm with you. I don't own this yet -- hopefully i will soon. :) But I've heard all of the songs and they're -- fantastic! :DDD makes ocean eyes look like childs play, even though I love that too.

    Adam Young is such a genous!
    Obsessers unite! :DDD


  2. I love Owl City!!!!