*reading the Bible*
Wow! there’s totally an Owl City lyric in here………..lol nope it’s the other way around.
I’ve been listening to the body of work I’ve created over the past six months and I’m so excited to share it with you in due time. Some songs are finished, others are pulling into focus.
The cycle is strange; you chase an inspiration and immerse yourself in a vision so fully that after enough time has passed, you have to unlearn everything you thought you knew in order to begin again. For me, music is funny that way. The more I study it, the less I understand it.
The next chapter of OC is overflowing with surprises and twists and turns — all sorts of familiar fancies and new frontiers, old whims and new notions. I’ve been lucky to capture some truly remarkable ideas, some of which are so imaginative they are borderline strange — dark and beautiful. Thus, I take no responsibility or liability for any symptoms you may experience while listening to aforementioned music, including but not limited to: dizzy spells, nausea, cold sweats, hot sweats, fever blisters, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, blurred vision, involuntary trembling, dead hands, numb lips, fingernail sensitivity, pelvic discomfort, or in extreme cases, death.
I’ve decided 2014 is a solo year for me in studio. Not that I tire of collaborating, quite the contrary — but my universe is rotating at such a pleasant rate that I find myself in the mood to investigate and explore the endless unchartered expanses of imagination that remain in my own head, quiet and absent of outside input. So that is exactly what I’m going to do. Just me, all alone, during the early hours of the morning after the city shuts down and the rest of the world is asleep.
I think a lot but I don’t say much. And so I write.
Before we all fangirl (or fanboy like me) over the new music, can we please just appreciate and absorb in the awesomeness of this lovely blog post by Adam Young? It has the humor of newer blog posts, and the style of older blog posts, rolled into one, amazingly awesome blog post for the announcement of new Owl City music! Great work, Adam Young!!
Anonymous asked: Do you think God gives us each a calling, which is for the rest of our lives, or only for a period of time ( a couple of years) ?
Haha. Meaning both. God has an ultimate calling on our life: His glory = our satisfaction (they coincide each other.) What is the will of God? Go check that out and you’ll see what I mean.
We were all created individually, and as we grow, we realize that there are certain things we’re drawn to, certain talents we have, certain passions that cultivate, and these little things that make up who we are, what we like, what we’re best at, and what we want are a culmination of who God has created us to be. All of those things can manifest in different ways through different seasons. What are you right now? A barista? A student? A writer? Whatever you are investing yourself in at this point in life, that is your calling, and when you realize that, you will use your time and energy and passion to make the most of wherever you are in life by using it to explore God and love people.
I think it’s counter-productive when we wait around for the future to introduce our “true calling.” You are here, and here matters, and now matters. Bloom where you’re planted. And if you don’t like where your life is taking root, then change—location, habits, goals, involvement, etc.
You are called to know Christ intimately—that is your calling. You are called to love others genuinely, intentionally, sacrificially—that is your calling (and it’s dependent on the first). The scenery, details, challenges, people, and sub-plots of your life will all shift through time as your story is edited (sanctification + natural development) but regardless of these facets of life, you are part of an ultimate purpose that is fulfilled through trust in Christ and devotion to His reality.
*(links added for elaboration on specific topics)*
Remember when we all that TMS stood for The Morning Star and Adam writes on twitter, “I’d like to publicly dismiss all rumors stating the new record is titled “Too Much Sauce” because it is, in fact, not”?
"Let It Go" from Frozen according to Google Translate
This girl put the lyrics of Let it Go through Google Translator and sang it back.
I kinda liked the ” explosive idea is crystalized ice ” one.
Some lyrics are Owl City-ish, but most aren’t! Plus, I don’t think Disney (or Adam for that matter) would allow the message of “Give Up” to be published in anything!
I’m honestly curious as to how many times Adam (Owl City) has said the word “satellite” in his more recent songs… xD
It must be in at least three different songs o-o it’s not a bad thing - I just find it funny xD
Not just recent songs! Point and case - “Swimming in Miami”:
When the satellites hang all around
And I can hear the lovely sound
When all the engines of the back room die down
All the airships move across the sky
And my equipment just keeps standing by
The planets glow and intensify