All Things Bright And Beautiful
First off, I have to say, it wasn't my birthday recently. That was back in April. :P The post about my frying pan was just a belated post about the experience I had upon turning another year older. A very belated post. :P
Secondly, this is another post about Owl City. Be forewarned.
Thirdly, Georgie Penn pre-ordered me Owl City's new album, All Things Bright and Beautiful.
It is... brilliant.
I saw the autumn leaves peel up off the street,My initial thoughts... well, when The Real World, the first track, started playing, I fell in love instantly. The piano chords and melodic feel made me endeared to the album, even if the rest of the songs stank.
take wing on the balmy breeze and sweep you off your feet.
You blushed as they scooped you up on sugar maple wings,
to gaze down on the city below, ablaze with wondrous things.
Downy feathers kiss your face and flutter everywhere.
Reality is a lovely place but I wouldn’t want to live there.
Angels has a beautiful melody line. Deer in the Headlights made me laugh out loud the first time I heard it. Hospital Flowers is weird on first listen, and gorgeous on the second. And when January 28, 1986 played and then gave way to Galaxies, I had chills running up and down my spine.
There are a few songs I don't like as much as the others, Kamikaze being one of them. It's kind of strange, though I appreciate Adam Young's willingness to try new things. And I haven't listened to The Yacht Club or Plant Life a second time, mostly because when I get new music, I listen to a bunch of the songs more than the others. But I plan to give those two a second go later tonight.
Ocean Eyes, Owl City's first album, had more of an ocean-y feel - or at least that's how I interpreted. This album is very reminiscent of galaxies and the stars and space and astronauts and, well... all things bright and beautiful. :P It's inspiring me for Avary's story.
There's actually one more funny story I neglected to mention. On June 14th, I was excited because the CD came out. And because of the implication of "pre-ordered", I thought it would come immediately. (Good things usually never do.) So when I went to the mailbox, I was disappointed to find no package.
Yesterday, I ran to the mailbox, thinking that maybe, just maybe, today would be the day. I was sorely disappointed. But not for long. It turns out that our mail truck returned, bringing my package with it. :D
And yes, my earbuds have been in my ears ever since.
In addition to that, I realized today how many of my Polyvore sets are inspired by Owl City. So, I decided to showcase them all for you, oldest to most recent. Welcome... to Owl City.