Adam Young — the Midwest keyboardist who records as Owl City, the “Fireflies”-famous, one-man band he launched from his parents’ basement in 2007 — certainly got lucky with his chart-climbing new single “Good Time.” Read More
Stardom was the last thing that shy, reclusive Adam Young was expecting when — as Owl City — he began composing catchy synthpop ditties in his parents’ basement in tiny Owatonna, Minn. Read More
Adam Young firmly believes that “Fireflies” — his hit single as Owl City that was No. 1 in 24 countries — was a fairly universal term around the world. “Although I have met a person, I think it was in Texas, who actually thought that fireflies and/or lightning bugs were mythical creatures, like unicorns,” he chuckles. “So I had to actually persuade them that no, I grew up in Iowa, and they’re everywhere.” Read More
Adam Young says stardom was the last thing on his mind when he formed his one-man band Owl City three years ago.
By day, he punched the clock at Coca-Cola in tiny Owatonna, Minn. By night, the multi-instrumentalist began concocting quirky pop ditties in his parents’ windowless basement. Read More