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Owl City’s Adam Young still surprised by success

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With nearly 50 concert dates between July and October, internet sensation turned platinum-selling artist Owl City is doing its best to put the follow-up project in the forefront of music fans’ minds. All Things Bright and Beautiful released less than three weeks ago when it debuted at #6 on the Billboard album chart.

It’s a far cry from where front man, founder and driving creative force Adam Young was just two and half years ago when the Minnesota native rushed home from his job at Coca-Cola to record the ideas that had bounced around his head all day long.

And Young is still trying to make sense of it all.

“Where I am right now is so far out from anything I ever imagined,” Young told Whole Notes this week. “It’s so far out of my imagination’s reach. Needless to say, never did I think that things would happen and people would start to connect with what I was doing in such a great way. I’m just trying to hang on for dear life and really take in everything in the crazy whirlwind because it’s such a huge blessing.”

Here’s Part 1 and Part 2 of our interview with Young where he talks about his steadfast Christian faith, how God inspires his music, what’s different about the new record, how he deals with critics and naysayers, and much more.



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