Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Where Was I When the Rockets Came to Life, And Carried You Away Into the Alligator Sky?"

I'll admit I got sucked in just as much as the average person did to @owlcity's Fireflies. Their music is bubbly, contemporary pop with an electo-synth finish that kills on radio, there's no doubting the catchiness of their sound. What's surprised me though, is that their music has been somewhat accepted by Hip Hop, like when @therealcrookedi went in on their hit. There's nothin' that screams acceptance more than spittin' a few bars over someone else's beat...
Turn the page to 2011 where Owl City is set to release a new album titled All Things Bright and Beautiful. The lead single is featuring one of my favorite up and coming artists, @shawnchrys, who donates a few uplifting verses that mesh well with the cheerful mix of quirky harmony and strings that dominate the track. Destined for radio, I'll give this a thumbs up as a solid genre-blending collaboration.

If you're interested in their new album, they released a trailer for their new album with samples of a few cuts...
Owl City feat Shawn Chrystopher - Alligator Sky


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