So this happened…#20 on the US iTunes pop chart. Congrats Adam, and everyone who bought this ridiculously outstanding song. :D
Free downloads are great…but I was wondering whether the iTunes version has a higher bit rate, i.e. 256, 320kbps, etc. Probably going to buy anyway, but if someone could confirm the bit rate for Beautiful Times on iTunes, I would appreciate it. Thanks. Awesome song, Adam! More pls.
Don’t worry too much about what we think. Make whatever kind of music you like. I will support it all. Just as long as you promise to keep your fluffy hair.
I’m going to preface this by saying - of course Adam should do whatever he feels is right for the release of the new music. If releasing EPs instead of a full album is the way he wants to go this year, fine with me. The bonus is that we will be getting new music from him all year. Certainly nothing wrong with that.
With that said, I think the expectations for his next project are crazy high and I really can’t tell from the preview what the new music will actually sound like, or even whether that was part of the single he’s releasing #s00n. I was happy to hear something new from Adam, but the preview didn’t blow my mind. It was good, but it wasn’t magic. You know what I mean?
We are the luckiest group of fans in any music fandom. We have a guy who cares (maybe too much) what we think about what he creates for himself. But I don’t honestly know whether it’s even possible for Adam to meet the expectations we have for him. Maybe the EPs are a way for him to create something for each group of fans (those who prefer ATBAB and Ocean Eyes, etc vs. those who like the new stuff) instead of trying to please all of us with one full length record.
I know this is sad news for us, because the guy is totally awesome, and he definitely appreciates our support. But here’s the deal - I believe that his career is taking off to new levels, and unfortunately, staying with Owl City might not be the best choice in respect to that. I want him to be happy and have the success that he deserves as the incredibly talented guy that he is.
So I hope that we will all wish Steve well, and just remember he will still be around on twitter. He isn’t totally disappearing from our lives. Just means he will have some different jobs. I’ve heard that Gabe’s a good guy too, so maybe we should give him a chance. :)
Not fair. Even though we have chatted on twitter a few times, I’ve never met the guy at a show. He seems like a really cool dude, and the live band won’t be the same without him. We’ll miss ya Steve. :)
I have a request for you. I’m missing some wordless tunes in my WA collection. Thanks in advance for your help. :) If any of you have the whole Windsor Airlift collection, could someone kindly post a download link to Selections of a Fallen Soldier vol. 1?
The last message I received reminded me of something that happened last October…
The night of our Owl City show in Minneapolis, Adam apparently tweeted saying something along the lines of (not sure if this is exact or not):
"Girl in the blue dress…you are beautiful."
I didn’t see the tweet,…
Sorry, but it’s not you. It was a girl named Caitlyn. You are beautiful though. :)
Just have a look at this
Top track for Didrik Franzen, Swedish 18 year old whose greatest source of inspiration is Owl City:) he’s been mastering the remix for Aviicii lately
So there’s an acoustic version of Youtopia??? Want to hear. #SOON.
Adam Young and his mad skillz
In other news, that appears to be a different tank top. Did he finally go shopping? LOL.
That’s more than enough time to post a few new tracks for us. So where are they? ;)
Last set. Hope you like them. :) BTW, thanks to all who contributed to the Windsor Airlift project. Because of you, we get more Flames Pond. :) #priceless videos
So I made a few giant album covers for your Ocean Eyes instrumentals.
Here’s the first of two sets. Enjoy.