Owl City is back with a new full-length studio album – All Things Bright And Beautiful – due out May 17th Worldwide on Universal Republic. Produced by Owl City’s Adam Young and recorded at Sky Harbor Studios in Owatonna, MN, All Things Bright And Beautiful features twelve new songs and was mixed by Young along with Grammy Award-winning engineer and producer Jack Joseph Puig whose credits include Beck, Mary J. Blige, Green Day and John Mayer to name a few. About how music and his faith merge, Young says, “Music is something that is fused to who I am. It allows me to breathe deeply, it lets me feel, imagine, aspire and dream in the most beautiful ways imaginable. Music is something that I can't imagine living without, and though it means more to me than the world itself, there is something that weighs significantly heavier on the scale of all things valuable and important in my life, that being my relationship with Jesus Christ.” Continuing he says, “I am an artist, that's what I do. Creating art has been my dream since elementary school, it's the only thing I'm good at and looking back on the years, I am left breathless, completely and utterly bereft of speech at how the Lord has chosen to use music in my life and what I do as Owl City.” In support of the new album – All Things Bright And Beautiful – Owl City will be kicking off a headlining tour of the World in North America on June 13th in Nashville and arrive in the West Coast for a few nearby dates: July21 at Club Nokia Los Angeles and July 23 at the Fox Theatre Pomona. "Galaxies" -- Owl City's first single promoted specifically to Christian radio. Here's how Adam describes his heart behind it:
'Galaxies' is a first-person perspective of the flight commander of the space shuttle Challenger that tragically exploded in 1986. It was inspired by the idea of a person leaving this life and passing into eternity. It's a bold statement to Jesus Christ proclaiming that I will personally follow Him to whatever end. The song is a vivid portrayal to the idea that amidst such tragedy, victory can in fact be achieved through Christ and Him alone."