WATCH: Owl City 'Beautiful Times' Video from Ultraviolet EP (Republic Records) Features Violinist Lindsey Stirling [VIDEO]
I still think that Owl City is a level or boss from the Mega Man game.
OWL CITY has teamed up with RollingStone.com to debut the music video for his latest single "Beautiful Times (ft. Lindsey Stirling)" today. You can view the video here! The premiere comes just in time for tomorrow's digital release of the multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and producer's new digital EP, Ultraviolet [Republic Records]. Ultraviolet is now available for pre-order now on iTunes.
The video for "Beautiful Times" is a gorgeous and whimsical cinematic tale. It follows a young protagonist waking up and venturing beyond his own world, while showing the musician do what he does best. With an imaginative story evocative of the song's ethereal melodies, the clip channels the distinct and dynamic energy of Ultraviolet. Musically, it also marks the first collaboration between OWL CITY and Lindsey Stirling, who lends her inimitable and impressive violin skills to the track.
Across Ultraviolet, the Minnesota native-aka Adam Young-seizes the spirit of his early material, while still progressing as is apparent on "Beautiful Times" as well as tracks like "Wolf Bite".
Personally, Young has grown into a prolific pop presence. His breakout single "Fireflies" from 2009's Ocean Eyes is certified six-times platinum, and it landed at #1 in 26 countries. Moreover, it's generated sales of 10 million tracks globally. Again in 2012, The Midsummer Station yielded the double-platinum smash "Good Time (ft. Carly Rae Jepsen)", also a Top 5 hit in the U.S. Meanwhile, filmmaker Zack Snyder [Watchmen, 300] sought out Young to pen the theme song for Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, while Disney tapped him for an original composition in the Academy Award-winning Wreck-It Ralph. His tunes have also been featured in The Croods, Veggietales, and Smurfs 2. Peers including Armin Van Buuren and Paul Van Dyk also reached out for collaborations.
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