Owl City - Fireflies Review + Music Video

November 18, 2009
Owl City - Fireflies

"Fireflies" is a 2009 alternative/electropop single by Owl City, a musical band consisting of synthpop artist Adam Young and his backing band. In the song Relient K vocalist Matt Thiessen is featured as a guest vocalist. The song is included from Owl City's album Ocean Eyes.

"Fireflies" has reached number 38 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart, number 27 on the Alternative Songs chart, and number one on the Digital Songs chart. The song debuted at number 97 on the Billboard Hot 100, but its strong digital sales have propelled it to the number-one position for the issue dated November 7, 2009 and has currently sold 878,000 downloads. The song's leap to number one in the US gave its host album a push on the Billboard 200 from #20 to #8. "Fireflies" has also reached number two on the Canadian Hot 100 and went to number one on the Canadian Digital Songs chart.

The music video directed by Steve Hoover features Adam Young playing the song on his synthesizer in a toy-filled bedroom, where most of the toys (including an astronaut, toy cars, and a blimp) come to life. The video had an exclusive premiere on MySpace, but was leaked onto Dailymotion and YouTube hours earlier. You can watch the embedded official music video below.


Proform Pete said...

When I first heard this song I really like it, but the more I hear it the less and less I like it. It kind of makes me sad actually.

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