Owl City Releases New Song “Adam, Check Please”
American singer-songwriter Adam Young, aka Owl City released the second single called “Adam, Check Please” from his upcoming seventh studio album (yet-untitled) on February 3, 2023.
The song follows up “Kelly Time”, which was released last month.
The track was written and produced by Adam Young.
Owl City said of the song on Owl City Live Stream, “It's about the first job that I've ever had, I was 16 years old and a friend of mine, worked at a local grocery store in my hometown and he was kind of my in for me for working there. I remember I put in my application, I did the interview and I was hired part time after school, five days a week, working in soon be my department in the store, frozen food.”
“Whenever there was a wave of customer that came through the store and things got kind of backed up a shift manager would call me over the intercom and that was my cue to drop whatever it was I was doing, run up to the front, uh cash registers and open a new checkout lane to keep the crowd moving through. When they would call me over the intercom, somebody would always say, 'Adam, check please.'”
- “My first day on the job, they gave me the name tag, a little clip-on name tag that said my name at the top Adam Y., under that it said the department I belonged to, 'Frozen.' And under that it said 'Years of Service' with a space. There was a little space in front of it where removeable number would go. The idea was to change the number as the years went up. But somehow my name tag never got the update so I was there for two years and the two years I worked at this grocery store it said, 'Adam, Frozen, one year(s) of service.' And I still have the name tag.”
“And that's the song. I'm so grateful that I had the opportunity to get my first job at the grocery store that I worked at. I'm really grateful for the money that I earned and values that I learned along the way, particularly how to work hard and how to take pride in doing a good job, didn't matter what I was doing, I learned to take pride in what I was doing and that chapter of my life was really important to me, it was a really important part of my story and I wouldn't trade it for the world.”
- source : Spotify