You know Owl City, “fire flies”, “strawberry avalanche”, “cave in” “sunburn” etc. Those aяe some of the tracks by the band. Their sound is refreshing, far away from Pop, Hiphop and Rock, its just great experience for lovers of good music!
But there’s something about Owl City that reminds me (and a few old school lovers) of Paul Simon. The similarity is in that both their music is made up of rhymes and humour. It doesn’t have the Adam Sandler kind of humour, not the kind rated 18.
Oh, don’t know Paul Simon? Rewind to when you were much much much younger..to when you were a “pikin”. you know that song: “If u be my bodyguard, i can be ur long lost pal”. And ofcourse “Graceland” and many others which graced our childhood. But you were probably too young to know good music. You were probably listening to Shaba Ranks and Maxi Priest.
Anyway, i noticed a similarity in their kind of music. So i went online and found out even more similarities.
They look alike.
They have sorta thesame hair styles.
They both love the guiter and they did some strikingly similar poses and photo angles. Eerie huh? If Simon wasn’t dead i’d say Adam (Owl City) is his incarnate.
They both had ordinary simple backgrounds.
Owl City is an American electronica musical project by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young formed in 2007 in Minnesota. Young created the project while experimenting with music in his parents’ basement.
Suffering from insomnia while working loading Coca-Cola trucks in his hometown Owatonna. He began uploading songs recorded in the basement to Myspace. Young has stated that he is inspired by disco and European electronic music, as well as instrumental genres such as drone, ambient, and post-rock. He cites his biggest influences as Johnathon Ford of Unwed Sailor and Thomas Newman. Young also incorporates a large amount of his Christian faith into his music, since he is a vocal Christian. Young’s faith is evident on the album, “All Things Bright and Beautiful”, especially in “Galaxies”. Explaining why the faith-filled song was added to the mix, he said, “I feel like if I were ever to hide the fact that that’s what’s so important to me, it would be a crime, that I should probably be put in jail for that.”
Simon’s musical career began at Forest Hills High School after meeting Art Garfunkel when they were both 11. They performed in a production of Alice in Wonderland for their sixth grade graduation, and began singing together when they were 13, occasionally performing at school dances. Their idols were the Everly Brothers, whom they imitated in their use of close two-part harmony. Simon also developed an interest in jazz, folk and blues, especially in musical legends Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly. Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American musician, songwriter, and producer. Simon’s fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel.
Don’t they look alike? Abi am i seeing double?
Maybe you can easily tell the difference because some of the pictures aяe old and because one man’s face is much older than the other.
Or maybe my eyes aяe not as good as they used to be…dem warn me about garri o.