12 Songs, 24 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
130 Ratings
130 Ratings
TheDavidLaws ,

Open mind

Young takes a bold look into going beyond anything else he's done. This album really stands on its own, and as far as score music goes, it's quite good. We can expect great things going forward.

What I personally love about this album, is that the music doesn't tell you how you're supposed to interpret it; one day I may listen to it when I'm feeling happy/excited, but tomorrow I could listen to it feeling isolated/deep in thought and enjoy it just as much.

BlueSkyVail ,


The music of Adam Young encompasses everything I could ever dream of. From Owl City to Sky Sailing to Port Blue, I adore every one of his projects. His music has always had a way of making me... Feel. More than any other music. It makes me imagine, and dream, and it most of all inspires me.

This new project completed everything I could have ever hoped for, musically. I've always been fascinated by the musical stories a movie score can tell, and the way the wondrous melodies and creative sounds can express an event so perfectly (but never confine the listener's imagination).

The music in this album perfectly fulfills everything I look for from music, and then some. I can get lost in the musical rendition of an incredible event, and simply let the incredible artistry carry me along on its flowing journey.

I am not waiting in breathless anticipation for next month's, and can only dream of what incredible pieces are to come. But for now, I'm excited to revel in the wonder of this introduction to what I'm sure will be an unforgettable experience.

Thank you Adam, for all your music, for all the inspiration, and for all the emotion it carries with it.

RedEye5000 ,


Adam did an excellent job here. Definitely reminiscent of his early works port blue and his collaborative project Windsor Airlift. He’s willing to bend but not break his level his level of creativity further and further. The soundscape is just amazing. Its hard not to get pulled into the sounds and grab my own guitar and play along. Can’t wait to see what the next eleven months are going to bring!

About Adam Young

An innovative, Minnesota-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and performer, Adam Young is best known as the mastermind behind the chart-topping electro-pop project Owl City -- he has also recorded under the aliases Port Blue, Sky Sailing, and Insect Airport. Young launched the project in 2007 while living at his parents' home in Owatonna. Troubled by insomnia, he began spending his evenings in the household basement, where a computer and several instruments provided a diversion from his sleeping patterns. He eventually combined those diversions into a blend of electronica and emo-pop, using little more than his computer and various keyboards to record the material. Songs were uploaded to MySpace upon completion, and Young began attracting a surprising amount of attention on the networking site. Of particular note was "Hello Seattle," a fabricated ode to the Emerald City whose viral popularity earned Young a record contract with Universal Republic.

Ocean Eyes, his first album for the label, was released in 2009, coinciding with the launch of Owl City's first national tour. While on the road, Young watched as "Fireflies" became one of the year's most popular singles, eventually topping the charts in several countries (including the U.S.) and selling more than three million copies. Subsequent Owl City releases All Things Bright and Beautiful (2011), The Midsummer Station (2012), and Mobile Orchestra scaled similar heights, and in 2016 he began releasing, under his own name, an ambitious monthly series of instrumental scores based on historical events. ~ Andrew Leahey




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