Adam 7月14号写在博里的 ---------------------------------------------------
This is who I am.
I need to tell you a story.
Several months ago, as the pouring rain beat down on my bedroom skylight and I was lying wide awake, staring blankly at my ceiling (as I so often tend to do), I got up, padded downstairs to the basement, sat down at my computer and began writing music. Nothing in particular, just writing for the love of writing... writing because music is what makes me feel. It allows me to taste the sky and dream in color. After a lot of thought, daydreaming, talking to myself, lukewarm coffee and sleepless nights, I finally finished putting together a collection of songs affectionately entitled "Ocean Eyes".
I'm from the middle of nowhere in Minnesota you see, so the ocean has always been a curiously dreamy, ethereal, almost romantic thing to me. Over the years I spent a great deal of time with my eyes closed, imagining myself having the most wonderful adventures by the seaside. Doing things one can only do in dusk and glow and midsummer dreams, as if the back of my closed eyelids were a silver screen and I was a sentimental projectionist with hundreds of fanciful reels at hand, all ready to roll. Thus is the reasoning behind the title.
I hope with everything in me that you enjoy the sounds on this record. I hope they reach down from the deep sky, delicately loop their soft silver filaments under your arms and lift you up so high above the city lights and crashing waves that it leaves you breathless and you can see from here to eternity. If by chance you ever feel as though you've come to know these songs, please consider yourself a friend of mine because in a manner of speaking, you know me. This music is my heart and soul. This is who I am.
With that being said, I am so very glad to meet you.
It's been a dreadfully long time since Owl City has released new music and for that, I apologize. I tend to put things off but I am so very grateful to those of you who've stayed with me this far. And so, this is where I need to say something...
Thank you from the absolute bottom of my daydreaming, shy, boyish heart.
I'd be nowhere without your support and encouragement.
Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone, so allow me to express my infinite thankfulness.
My appreciation is endless.
Not a day goes by that I don't thank God for allowing me to do what I do.