What are some facts about Owl City?


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Some facts about Owl City, the name under which Adam Young performs his synth pop singer/songwriter music, are that the group's mainstream breakout single is “Fireflies,” he draws upon his Christian faith in writing songs and when performing, and he has Asperger’s Syndrome. Adam’s Asperger’s Syndrome is a type of autism that causes him to struggle with social interactions.

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Owl City is an American electronica project. It is one of several projects created by Adam Young in Owatonna, Minnesota, in his parents’ basement in 2007. He grew a large following through MySpace, the social networking site, then signed with Universal Republic Records in 2008, now Republic Records.

In addition to performing original songs, Young is also a songwriter with songwriting credits for songs such as “Rugs from Me to You” and “Hospital Flowers." Young also collaborated with rapper Shawn Christopher on the single “Alligator Sky” and remixed "Half of My Heart" by Taylor Swift and John Mayer.

In addition to music, Owl City’s Adam Young is an amateur photographer and maintains his own blog. Taylor Swift has a song about Owl City called “Enchanted,” which is about meeting him. The Owl City song “All Things Bright and Beautiful” draws inspiration from the Anglican hymn.

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