Owl City, aka Adam Young, takes inspiration from Back to the Future’ in the video for his new single “Deer in the Headlights,” which is featured on his latest album All Things Bright and Beautiful.
“It’s a quirky video for a cheeky song that quips, ‘Why are we in love if it’s for all the wrong reasons?'” he tells JSYK. “The song is about fending off the blinding light of superficial fluff relationships and saying, ‘Thanks, but I’d rather be alone and thus avoid a million shallow heartbreaks until I meet the girl of my dreams.'”
In the clip, we see Adam driving the iconic DeLorean and seeing everything from floating jellyfish to a Tyrannosaurus roaming the earth. He stops in a convenience store and sees a sweet baby deer in the aisle, before turning around and locking eyes with a girl at the counter.
The girl, played by singer-songwriter and former tourmate Lights, seems like a dream, and, in fact, she is. In the blink of an eye, she’s gone.
All Things Bright and Beautiful is available in stores and on iTunes now.
Owl City is on a headlining world tour, currently in the US. Catch him live at one of the dates below:
July 1st LC Pavilion Columbus, OH
11th Uptown Theatre Kansas City, MO
12th Fillmore Denver, CO
13th MacKay Event Center Salt Lake City, UT
15th Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
16th The Center Vancouver, BC
17th Roseland Ballroom Portland, OR
19th Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA
21st Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA
23rd Fox Theatre Pomona, CA
25th House of Blues Houston, TX
26th Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie, TX
27th ACL Live Austin, TX
29th Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL
30th Roy Wilkins Auditorium Minneapolis, MN