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News: Owl City Announces New Album ‘Mobile Orchestra’

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Multi-platinum, chart-topping alternative pop trailblazer Owl City will release his forthcoming fifth full-length album, Mobile Orchestra, on Friday, July 10. This is the first new standard global music industry release date, aligning album releases worldwide to Fridays. Fans who pre-order the album will unlock and be able to download the first single “Verge” (featuring Aloe Blacc). Shortly after the album pre-order went live today, the album shot straight to #1 on the iTunes Pop Album Chart.

The lyric video for “Verge” (featuring Aloe Blacc) premieres today on VEVO. “Verge” combines Owl City’s sweeping vocals and boisterous, bouncy production with Aloe Blacc’s strikingly smooth signature croon. Fusing pop, electronic, alternative, and R&B, it’s the perfect start for the latest musical adventure from multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer Adam Young—aka Owl City.

Musically conceived everywhere from airports and hotels to tour buses, the album Mobile Orchestra, follows up 2012’s Midsummer Station, which debuted Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 and boasted the double-platinum duet with Carly Rae Jepsen, “Good Time.” The new record also features standout collaborations with country star Jake Owen, “Back Home,” pop luminaries Hanson, “Unbelievable,” and more. Meanwhile, tracks like “My Everything” and “Bird with a Broken Wing” illuminate his progression as a songwriter with a balance between vibrancy and vulnerability.

Owatonna, Minnesota’s own Owl City remains an avant garde hitmaker in his own right. With total album sales over 2.5 million and single sales surpassing 18 million globally, his smash “Fireflies” from 2009’s Ocean Eyes received a five-times RIAA platinum certification in addition to going #1 in 26 countries. “Good Time” featuring Carly Rae Jepsen went Top 4 in the U.S. and racked up sales of close to three million. He composed the theme song for filmmaker Zack Snyder’s Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole and an original tune for Disney’s Academy Award winner Wreck-It Ralph, while Owl City’s music has seen placements everywhere from The Croods and Veggietales to Smurfs 2.

Mobile Orchestra Tracklisting:
1. Verge (feat. Aloe Blacc)
2. I Found Love
3. Thunderstruck (feat. Sarah Russell)
4. My Everything
5. Unbelievable (feat. Hanson)
6. Bird With A Broken Wing
7. Back Home (feat. Jake Owen)
8. Can’t Live Without You
9. You’re Not Alone (feat. Britt Nicole)
10. This Isn’t The End