Owl Cities' Adam Young, is set to release a five-track EP featuring acoustic versions of three of his favorite pre-released songs as well as two new tracks on July 30.
The new album will feature popular songs such as 'Good Time,' 'Gold' and 'Shooting Star,' as well as new tracks entitled, 'Hey Anna' and 'I Hope You Think Of Me.' On July 3, Owl City tweeted, "The Midsummer Station Acoustic EP out 7/30 feat. Good Time, Gold & Shooting Star + two new tracks. Share your guesses with #OCTMSAcoustic!"
The new album will be available in digital release only. "Adam is excited to announce that on July 30 he will be releasing The Midsummer Station Acoustic EP, featuring acoustic versions of some of my favorite tracks from The Midsummer Station," Young posted on the Owl City website.
Owl City has had a very interesting that officially began in July of 2009 with the release of his extremely successful debut album, 'Ocean Eyes.' The album took shape in the basement of Young's parents' home in Owatonna, Minnesota. The album was an immediate hit, topping the Billboard charts in the categories of Rock, Alternative and Dance/Electronic. It was certified gold or platinum in nine countries, including the U.S. The album saw Young's first hit song was 'Fireflies,' which was a No. 1 hit in 24 countries including the U.S. and sold more than four million downloaded copies.
Since then, Young has continued to see and extremely successful career with the release of his 2011 album, 'All Things Bright And Beautiful' and his 2012 released, 'The Midsummer Station.' Popular songs throughout his career include, 'Good Time,' featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, 'Shooting Star,' 'Vanilla Twilight,' 'Gold' and 'When Can I See You Again,' from the 2012 Disney film, 'Wreck-It Ralph.' Owl City music has also been featured in a number of other films including 'Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole,' 'Almost Alice,' 'Escape from Planet Earth,' and 'The Croods.'
Owl City has also seen a great deal of touring success, conquering a shyness and fear of live performance and finding himself performing in sold out concert venues across the world. "The gratification you get from flying across the world and playing to a sold-out room full of kids who know all your lyrics, even if they don't speak your language, is incredible," Young said, according to his Facebook bio. "It's those times when you stand back and say, 'I'm just a normal guy, I can't believe this is happening.'" Owl City's next touring plans begin on August 9 in Des Moines, Iowa, and he will continue touring throughout the month in the U.S., Canada, Thailand and China.