“Before there was Owl City, there was Sky Sailing. These recordings are a step into the past, the documented account of a shy boy from Minnesota with more hopes and dreams than he knew what to do with. I am so very excited to share it with you.” – Adam Young
Adam Young was a mere teenager in Owatonna, MN when he wrote and recorded his first collection of songs under the moniker Sky Sailing. Never expecting these early recordings to see the light of day, he’s excited to be able to share these with you on July 27th when Sky Harbor Records/Universal Republic releases An Airplane Carried Me to Bed. The album offers 11 songs that trace back the genesis of Adam Young as a songwriter and showcase a simple innocence through their sound and openhearted lyrics.
“Adam Young, the Minnesota-based mastermind behind chart-topping electro-pop project Owl City, is going back in time. The 23-year-old musician is reviving his former moniker, Sky Sailing, to release an album — called An Airplane Carried Me to Bed — of pre-Owl City songs… Young’s first order of business with his return to Sky Sailing was to post a MySpace page, complete with two tracks. The songs — called ‘Brielle’ and ‘I Live Alone’ — suggest the poignant sound of Owl City, yet focus more on acoustic guitar and piano than synth and ambient blips and bleeps.”
“Owl City’s Adam Young announced to the world that he was launching a brand-new project: Sky Sailing. Of course, the rather shy guy behind the shockingly successful, out-of-the-basement-to-the-top-of-the-charts project did this in the quietest way possible: by starting a MySpace page and posting a pair of demos…”
“‘Fireflies’ singer Owl City (aka Adam Young) announced that he will be releasing a set of songs that were written before hit album ‘Ocean Eyes’ was even a twinkle in his, well, eye.”