Fireflies

From the Album Ocean Eyes
July 28, 2009 | Format: MP3

$1.29
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  • Label: Universal Records
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  • Duration: 3:48 minutes
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  • ASIN: B002I53BL0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #857 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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It's a very good song.
David N. Krafchick
I'd like to hear more from Owl City, and I am encouraged by the success of this pretty song.
Mari Anna Wahr
If you are a fan of this type of music, you'll love it!
Elijah Jones

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By CCross on August 13, 2009
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I was lucky enough to get this song when it was still free. If I hadn't, I would've gladly paid for the privilege of owning it(the same can't be said for most of the free offerings). Adam Young's youthful, earnest vocals sound a lot like the lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie, which is a good thing if you like DCC. The slick production and catchy tune guarantee that you will be humming "Fireflies" to yourself for the rest of the day after you hear it. The fresh, original lyrics make it stand out from the plethora of whinging love songs you hear on public radio. I could relate to it, because, like Young, I'm an insomniac. He shows that you don't have to be disappointed in love to have trouble sleeping. And you can use those sleepless nights for inspiration, as Young does. I may decide to listen to his other music and see if it measures up to this sample.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 28, 2009
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Comparisons to THE POSTAL SERVICE are completely warranted. Not only is Owl City similar in style, but Adam Young even sounds a bit like Ben Gibbard (also of Death Cab for Cutie). This particular song has a wonderfully infectious beat and perfectly captures the Electropop vibe of The Postal Service.

I also sense Indie Pop/Alternative influences from the likes of Belle & Sebastian, The Shins, and Aberfeldy's "Summer's Gone". Such an entertaining, shoulder-bopping tune.

After listening twice, I sampled other Owl City tracks (this is indicative of the entire album) and ultimately downloaded this entire album.

If you enjoy Electro-Pop (eg, The Postal Service, Dntel, Temposhark), Alternative Indie Pop (like those listed above), or even the Downtempo electronic stylings of Zero 7, then you will likely enjoy this one-man 'musical project'.

One of Amazon's best freebies in awhile.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael Kerner HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on October 1, 2009
There are sometimes those songs that actually can be surprising from the mind when you least expect it. That is the case with newcomers Owl City, and their debut single, Fireflies. When I first heard the single, I was actually very surprised with how dynamicly appealing and eclectic the song was. I thought it was really very appealing with Electronica music, and how it honestly appeals well for young and old listeners alike. It really was a surprise that I really enjoyed that does showcase that definitely was a strong escape away from all the joke artists like Rihanna and Kelly Clarkson. I hope that Owl City can stay around for quite awhile, and bring in some more fireflies to the world.

Song: B
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Epps on June 11, 2010
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Don't get me wrong, I like Owl City, but if you're a fan of The Postal Service then you'll find this music to be oddly familiar. To me its pretty darn close, but I love The Postal Service and this band has grown on me. So if you like one, check out the other!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amaranth on December 7, 2009
Owl City's "Fireflies" is a surprisingly good indie rock hit. It's made it onto America's Top 40... and it actually sounds good. Owl City is like early Coldplay,before it sold out and became U2 wannabe wannabes. "Fireflies" is contemplative,bittersweet,yet peppy. It really does light up the charts!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Belcher on July 28, 2009
Wow. This is a catchy song. Reminds me of a modern Erasure. Nice production, no synths, nice songwriting. Am definitely going to check out more from these guys.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. A. Valdez on July 28, 2009
Owl City's (Adam Young) music is so catchy and fun...it's hard NOT to love it! I highly recommend adding the entire Ocean Eyes album as well as Owl City's previous albums to your music collection!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Target Market on February 21, 2010
Owl City gets a lot of press as a "one man synth pop" wiz kid. Which is okay but I don't feel this song or this act does justice nor pays homage to the true inovators of the art of solo synth pop. You'd be better served with early Howard Jones or the less known but essential Solitaire Best Of: 83-86, if you want a dose of solo synth.
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