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Fireflies

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

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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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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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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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This song is cute and has an enjoyable rhythm. What isn't there to like about a thousand fireflies on a wall at night? I enjoyed summer nights catching fireflies as a child, and I enjoy listening to this whimsical song as an adult. I recommend it to anyone who has children and to adults who remember how to use their imagination.
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I had this as a Free Song from iTunes, but about 3 years having my music on an external drive, it died. This was before iTunes had a Purchased section. So I turned to Amazon to find and download a copy for a playlist I was recreating. It's a very good song. Listen and judge for yourself. You'll not regret the purchase.
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He is so original and down to earth. I love the catchy toe tapping single. You start singing or humming to the lyrics. I just heard it over the "radio" at the store and it still brings a smile to my face. Check out utube(dot)com for the fun video.
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By JMV on December 11, 2012
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This is such a fun, beautiful, and captivating song, with so much depth of meaning if you take the time to intently listen to and consider the meaning of words. I'm not a huge fan of electronica, but I very much like this song and the album, 'Ocean Eyes.'
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This song was a huge hit when it first came out and I never tired of hearing it. I had it as my ringtone for about a year and people would always say "I love that song!" every time my phone rang.
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