Whole Notes

Whole Notes


Owl City’s Adam Young still surprised by success

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends!

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.



Previous Posts

A conversation with pastor, author and songwriter Louie Giglio
Louie Giglio isn’t a recording artist, but his influence has been felt throughout the worship ministry for the better part of 20 years. Gigl

posted 5:15:37pm Nov. 17, 2014 | read full post »

A conversation with NEEDTOBREATHE lead singer Bear Rinehart
Bear and Bo Rinheart’s lives could have gone a lot of different directions. Bear was a star football player at

posted 4:30:02pm Oct. 22, 2014 | read full post »

A conversation with Newsboys lead singer Michael Tait
Watching Michael Tait backstage before a performance with The Newsboys is a fascinating experience.

posted 5:15:54pm Sep. 20, 2014 | read full post »

A conversation with recording artist and The Voice contestant Anthony Evans
Sustaining an eight-year music career under the radar is quite the impressive feat these days. It’s difficult to last in a cutthroat business where, even within the Christian industry, longevity is always hard to come by. But somehow, Anthony Evans managed to record six albums between 2004 and 201

posted 2:00:55am May. 07, 2014 | read full post »

Exclusive video interview with Dove Award winning artist Francesca Battistelli
On Tuesday, April 22nd, Dove Award winning artist Francesca Battistelli releases her third studio album If We're Honest. In preparation for the upcoming project, Whole Notes is exclusively premiering a video interview as the Grammy-nominated artist talks about her new music. Battistelli is fresh

posted 11:15:09am Apr. 16, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.