Owl City walks the fine line separating electronic dance music (EDM), synthpop, and Christian rock. He espouses infectious beats that can just easily be enjoyed bopping the car as dancing in the club and writes lyrics bringing to mind the sunnier side of life. Owl City tickets to see this show are available for the Midsummer Station World Tour.
The Midsummer Station is the new album, Owl City’s fourth studio album and third major studio release. It has become quite notable thanks to the chart-topping and platinum-certified song “Good Times”. Carly Rae Jepsen lends her vocal talents after the success of “Call Me Maybe”. This powerhouse song combines Minnesota native Adam Young (the lone member of Owl City) and his sense for eternal optimism with Jepsen’s equally peppy and poppy vocals.
The track is his first hit since “Fireflies” three years ago. The song Fireflies went incredible four-time platinum and was influential in taking Ocean Eyes gold. Follow up track “Vanilla Twilight” would achieve gold status, but the one song that remains fondly remembered is the lead single.
The Midsummer Station is much of the same. Critics both commend and deride the efforts of Adam Young as a derivative of Postal Service. Young has quickly countered with the fact that the album and band in question is almost a decade old and has done much since. Rather, he sees his work as the next step what would have been Postal Service’s musical evolution. This evolution has found a happy medium in which electronic dance elements can co-exist with pop song signatures and make for a huge hit.
Owl City concert tickets are available to enjoy the man and his touring band as a headliner through the end of the year and as one of the opening acts for Maroon 5. The headlining gigs give fans an opportunity to listen to Young work live in an intimate venue and the opening gig give those same fans a chance to experience a show in a major arena. These are not going to be two of the same, thus fans should really think about catching both performances.