“Asleep in our warm cocoons, we dream of lovely things.” Oh, Owl City—such poetry. Adam Young croons these lines over typically Owl City-ish synth squiggles on “Butterfly Wings,” yet another ode to winged insects that is one of the six new tracks on the Ocean Eyes deluxe edition re-release. Meanwhile, can you believe someone with a song called “Butterfly Wings” ever shared a stage with pop rabble rouser Ke$ha?
Have a listen by flying below the jump![wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Owl-City-Butterflies.mp3" text="Owl City - Butterfly Wings" dl="0"]
And, geez, Owl City is really soaring these days. After topping the Billboard Hot 100 last fall with “Fireflies,” the sensitive, geography-obsessed keyboard whiz took flight (okay, gotta stop that) across the pond and landed the single at the top of the U.K. chart this week, as well.
But for all those trying to swat Owl City away while crying “One hit wonder,” oh-ho-HO—may we remind you that Young was able to stretch the “Fireflies” cred far enough to land on the soundtrack to Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland?
At any rate, Adam seems to keep it all in perspective. “Some days you’re the bug, some days you’re the windshield,” he philosophically tweeted last week.
And on that note, we’re buzzing off.