Owl City Info
Owl City is an American electronic/synthpop musical project by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young formed in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota. Young created the project while experimenting with music in his parents' basement. Like many musicians that achieved success in the era between 2005 and 2009, Owl City developed a following on the music and social networking site Myspace in the late 2000s before signing with Universal Republic in 2008. After two independent albums, Owl City gained mainstream popularity with the 2009 major label debut album Ocean Eyes, which spawned the quadruple-platinum hit single "Fireflies" and second hit "Vanilla Twilight". The album was certified Platinum in the United States in April 2010. Owl City, along with La Roux, Lights, and several other artists, are credited with helping to revive the synthpop genre.