|姓名||Owl City||別名||貓頭鷹之城 / Adam Young / 亞當·揚 / 楊亞當|
|1、Owl City - To The Sky||Owl City|||||||
|2、Owl City - Strawberry Avalanche||Owl City|||||||
貓頭鷹之城（Owl City），又譯作貓頭鷹城市（臺灣），聽是由美國人亞當·揚（Adam Young）所組成的個人樂隊。這個音樂項目在明尼蘇達州的Owatonna開始進行。
2007年，美國大學二年級學生亞當·揚在明尼蘇達州創建了貓頭鷹之城樂隊，亞當·揚是該樂隊的唯一成員，樂隊的創作、編曲、作詞、混音合成、主唱全由亞當·揚擔任。樂隊成立不久，便發行了首張EP《Of June》。聽2008年樂隊發行了首張專輯《Maybe I'm Dreaming》。聽2009年，樂隊先后發行了單曲《Hot Air Balloon》、《Strawberry Avalanche》，2009年7月14日樂隊發行了全新專輯《Ocean Eyes》，其中專輯的主打歌曲《Fireflies》更是一舉躍上美國Billboard榜單的冠軍寶座和itunes下載排名的冠軍位置。貓頭鷹之城在發行樂隊的第一張專輯以及主要單曲時都是未和唱片公司簽約的，直到2009年的早些時候，亞當·揚才同著名的音樂廠牌“Crazed Hits”簽約，準備樂隊的專輯《Ocean Eyes》。近段時間不斷創作出一首首單曲。如：《The Technicolor Phase》、《In Christ Alone》《Peppermint Winter》、《How Deep The Father s Love For Us》、《lonely lullaby》、《To The Sky》等。隨著一首又一首的單曲出現，粉絲們期盼專輯能早日誕生。終于在2011年，主唱Adam Young宣布了新專輯《All Things Bright And Beatuiful》的創作的消息。萬眾期待的《All Things Bright And Beautiful》終于于2011年6月14日全球發布。2013年Owl City在北京召開演唱會。9月，獻唱電影，《藍精靈》主題曲《Live It Up》。2015年，Owl City再度來華，開啟中國巡演。
貓頭鷹之城樂隊的音樂風格是當下最為流行、時尚的電子混音音樂，但不同于傳統的電子舞曲所營造出的喧鬧、躁動不安的動感音樂氛圍，貓頭鷹之城樂隊的電子音樂通過使用簡單的電子樂器，摒棄了電子舞曲的樂器混雜使用，通過亞當·揚空靈飄逸的嗓音和精致的和聲，從而把廣大樂迷帶入了充滿夢幻色彩并且活潑、躍動的音樂奇異王國。貓頭鷹之城樂隊的音樂風格在很大程度上受到了Disco聽和歐洲電子音樂（European Electronic Music）的影響。同時，在樂隊的音樂中還能聽到合成器流行音樂（SynthPop）和新浪潮音樂（New Wave Music）的眾多元素。
出道之初以一曲“Fireflies”受到歐美地區注意，該曲已在美國、英國、澳洲、荷蘭、丹麥等國拿到單曲榜冠軍。并且在2011年發行了專輯All things bright and beautiful. Angels Deer in the headline Galaies也獲得European and American Pop chart聽榜單Top 10。
by Andrew Leahey
2007-2009 Early years: Of June and Maybe I’m Dreaming
Owl City is the musical brainchild of Adam Young, who launched the project in 2007 while living at his parents' home in Owatonna, Minnesota. Troubled by insomnia, Young began spending his evenings in the household basement, where a computer and several instruments provided a diversion from his sleeping patterns. He eventually combined those diversions into a blend of electronica and emo-pop, using little more than his computer and various keyboards to record the material. Songs were uploaded to MySpace upon completion, and Young began attracting a surprising amount of attention on the networking site. Of particular note was "Hello Seattle," a fabricated ode to the Emerald City whose viral popularity earned Young a record contract with Universal Republic.
2009-2010 Ocean Eyes
Ocean EyesOcean Eyes, his first album for the label, was released in 2009, coinciding with the launch of Owl City's first national tour. While on the road, Young watched as "Fireflies" became one of the year's most popular singles, eventually topping the charts in several countries (including the U.S.) and selling more than three million copies.
2010-2011 All Things Bright and Beautiful
A deluxe edition of the album appeared in 2010, featuring seven bonus tracks as well as the original track list, and Universal Records capitalized on the buzz by also reissuing Maybe I'm Dreaming and Of June, both of which had been self-released several years earlier. An Airplane Carried Me to Bed, an album of acoustic pop songs that predated the Owl City project, followed in 2010. Technically a side project, the album was released under a different moniker, Sky Sailing. Young returned to Owl City in 2011 with All Things Bright and Beautiful, his first collection of new material in years.
2011-2012 The Midsummer Station
The Midsummer Station followed in 2012. A highly collaborative affair, the album featured production assistance from big-budget producers like Stargate and Robopop as well as cameos from Blink 182's Matt Hoppus and mainstream pop radio rising star Carly Rae Jepsen.
2013 The Midsummer Station--Acoustic EP
Owl City did not release a full studio album in 2013, in spite of reports of such.In January 2013, Young stated that his new music would contain more EDM songs than his previous studio efforts.He hoped to record a song for the album with Ellie Goulding and claimed that his new album would be "edgy".Instead of a full-length album, Owl City released The Midsummer Station—Acoustic EP on July 30. The EP contained acoustic versions of the songs "Good Time", "Shooting Star", and "Gold", taken from his latest studio album.The EP also contained two previously unreleased B-side tracks: "Hey Anna" and "I Hope You Think Of Me".
2014-present Ultraviolet and Mobile Orchestra
2014 saw the release of the single "Beautiful Times", which features violinist Lindsey Stirling and was released on April 8. Young stated that he intended to release a steady "series of EPs" in 2014 rather than one larger recording,though he later considered and then confirmed that he would be releasing a full studio album in 2014.In June, Young announced that the first extended play would be titled Ultraviolet, and it was released on June 27.The day before, the "Beautiful Times" music video also made its debut on Rolling Stone's website.
Owl City released a promotional song, "2015", of him singing that he would be releasing a new album.On May 5, a sneak peek of Owl City's then-upcoming song "Verge" featuring Aloe Blacc aired on ESPN's "Draft Academy." The song was released on May 14.
In April Young stated that Owl City would be returning with a new album, later announcing the release of Mobile Orchestra for July 10 of that year with a lead single "Verge".
After the single "Verge" featuring Aloe Blacc, Owl City released his second single called "My Everything" from Mobile Orchestra on June 5, 2015, followed by "Unbelievable" on June 25.
An animated video for "Unbelievable" was also released on June 29 and features Hanson.