Owl City Talks Love and Death Themes Of Mobile Orchestra

(Radio.com) This summer saw Owl City - aka singer/multi-instrumentalist Adam Young - release a new album, Mobile Orchestra. Young, who is a heart-on-his-sleeve kind of guy, didn't hesitate in a recent Radio.com interview when asked about the most honest song on the new album.

"The most honest song on Mobile Orchestra is probably a song called 'I Found Love.' It's heavy, it's sort of deceivingly heavy, because the song itself, the melodies and instrumentations sound uplifting and optimistic. But it's pretty much about death and imagining the emotions that you go through knowing that your minutes are numbered.

"Being on your deathbed and having to say goodbye to your friends and your family, your wife and your kids and just trying to imagine what that would be like. I felt like I had to put that down into a song. Part of that is like, 'I'm so sad to say goodbye to everybody and I'm so sad that my life has been a blur and here I am at the end of it. But I'm so excited for what's coming next.' So in that way, it plays into my faith a lot. So it was a fun way to be vulnerable in a way that I don't think I've quite been on earlier records."

Death seems to be on Young's mind, even on another song on the album, "Thunderstruck," which at first appears to be a love song. Read his comments here.

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