Owl City and Yuna are feeling particularly bright and sunny on “Shine Your Way,” their soundtrack offering for The Croods, which somehow manages to sound more upbeat than OC’s hit Carly Rae Jepson collaboraton “Good Time.” Adam Young produced the song with film composer Alan Silvestri and songwriter Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson, Alanis Morissette, No Doubt).
Synthy strings open “Shine Your Way” before a dance beat kicks in and Young and Yuna sing, “Open road but it’s sitll dark, build a fire from a spark, shine, shine your way.” All the right elements, both natural and musical, are present for this one to become a radio staple this spring — and for Malaysian songstress Yuna to finally break out in a big way.
Owl City & Yuna — ”Shine Your Way”
“Shine Your Way” marks the third time Young has contributed a film to a movie soundtrack, following 2010′s “To The Sky” from Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole and 2012′s “When Can I See You Again?” from Wreck-It Ralph. (Additionally, his song “Shooting Star” is currently being featured in Escape From Planet Earth.)
The Dreamworks/20th Century Fox animated film The Croods, which features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone and tells the story of fire being discovered in prehistoric times, opens March 22. The Relativity Music Group soundtrack featuring “Shine Your Way” will be released on March 19 (pre-order here).