Owl City Announces New Album “Coco Moon”, Shares New Song “Vitamin Sea”
American singer-songwriter Adam Young, aka Owl City announced his seventh studio album “Coco Moon” would be released on March 24, 2023.
It is his first album in five years since 2018 album “Cinematic”.
The album comprises 11-track, written and produced by Adam Young.
Adam Young said of the album, “'Coco Moon' is made up of 11 songs because I like the number 11. Some songs on the album are autobiographical, meaning you had to be there. Writing is how I prefer to sort things out, so I turned some of my journal entries into songs. Some songs on 'Coco Moon' are metaphorical in a story kind of way. I like to read books because books take me places. When I pick up a book, I leave planet Earth. I wrote a few songs inspired by this. And then some songs on 'Coco Moon' are odd. Meaning, some have unusual structures, some don't make a lot of sense, a few are extremely wordy, others are a little too long. Creative oddity is beautiful to me so I embraced it.”
- He continued, “The point is that 'Coco Moon' is a very Owl City album. It is quirky. It is odd. It is unapologetically myself. I made an album that is exactly the way it was supposed to be, not an album that popular culture… or algorithms, or analytics, or anyone else on planet Earth told me to make. I wrote me. Average, ordinary, weird me. CS Lewis said to Tolkien, 'If they won't write the kinds of books we want to read, we shall have to write them ourselves.' Amen to that. I started by imagining an album I wanted to listen to. The result is 'Coco Moon.' I'm so grateful and honored to be able to share it with you soon.”
From the album, he released the third single called “Vitamin Sea” on March 3, 2023, following “Kelly Time” and “Adam, Check Please”.
The track was written and produced by Adam Young.
Adam Young said of the song, “It's about the everyday kind of hustle of normal life just has its crazy way of getting heavy over time and it weighs in my shoulder like it can get crazy and it's just about those moments when I realize that this is going on. I realize I'm running out in fumes and look at myself in the mirror and I just go, 'Whoa, I need a break right now.'
A vacation to me can mean almost anything and it can be almost everywhere. But I think maybe my favourite scenario in this case is one where I'm sitting back and I'm relaxing by the ocean. I've been really fascinated by the ocean for as long as I can remember. I've written a lot of songs about it, so all I need to be happy like I can forget my troubles, I can decompress and I can unwind. I just need some sunglasses and a chair on the beach.
When I was writing this song, I was imagining that a vacation could be something like a daily supplement, something you could take in a capsule, in the morning like a vitamin but something that you could also be a deficient in. It's taking me a lot of years but I've figured out that I really need to check in with myself every so often and figure out on how to de-stress because if I don't, I feel like I'm gonna explode.
I found myself in Hawaii for the first time and I was blown away, back when I was 10 years old, I got a Nintendo 64 game for Christmas called Wave Race 64. It says jet ski racing game and instilled a fascination of the ocean in me especially tropical settings because it was so different than I where I was from. When I made it to Hawaii years later, I remember immediately off the plane feeling like I was in a paradise that I'd only experienced in the video game like it just become real to me. I was 22 years old, I was walking down the sidewalk toward Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. A place I'd never imagined that I would have opportunity to visit. I passed by a Burger King and what did I hear playing out of the overhead speakers? 'Vanilla Twilight' by Owl City and I just felt so grateful and blown away and it was yet another magic moment.
That's 'Vitamin Sea'. I admit that I'm kind of a workaholic so when I get into something, I really get into it and it's tough to pry me away from it. It took me a long time to figure that out and no matter how fulfilling whatever I'm working on is to me. Sometimes I just want to lay that down and go somewhere else, somewhere that I can just exhale for a while. The nice thing is that I can do that really anywhere, but again, maybe my favourite place in the world is on a beach in Hawaii where the only thing there is to worry about is my tan line.”
- source : Spotify