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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

There's A Really Good Song On Owl City's 'Shooting Star' EP Called "Take It All Away"

Owl City released a new EP called Shooting Star yesterday. I know, I know — you want to roll your eyes, right? But there's actually a pretty decent song on the four-track set that's worth a listen or two (or 12 or 17).

Here's "Take It All Away":

I like this jam. His songs always sound like summertime up in the clouds to me. But this one sounds like summertime in the clouds with a rainbow of fruit flavors shining out of a unicorn's budissy. Even though "Take It All Away" is lyrically about, you know, breaking up and all that.

Owl City's album All Things Bright And Beautiful didn't exactly get the world hooting (Get it? Owls? Hooting? HA.....) when it was released last summer, so now Adam (his real name) Young is working with people like Stargate on his new album. "Take It All Away" was co-produced by Young and KoOol Kojack. (Not sure that extra "O" was necessary, but there you go.)



  • At 9:29 AM, Blogger John said…

    His output is never fully satisfying or consistent, but he usually has a couple of great songs on each release. I STILL have "Galaxies" from his last album on my main playlist...can't get enough of it.

  • At 8:35 PM, Blogger countpopula said…

    I guess the fact that he has denounced support of issues involving gay rights has made him a bit of a target, although his music seems harmless enough. Generally speaking, he could be so much better though.


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