Mobile Orchestra Shoots Straight to #1 on iTunes Pop Album Chart
Digital Pre-Order Unlocks Instant Download of First Single “Verge” (Featuring Aloe Blacc)
“Verge” Lyric Video Premieres on VEVO Today
Multi-platinum, chart-topping alternative pop trailblazer OWL CITY will release his forthcoming fifth full-length album, Mobile Orchestra [Republic Records], on Friday, July 10. This is the first new standard global music industry release date, aligning album releases worldwide to Fridays. Pre-order NOW and unlock download of the first single “Verge” (featuring Aloe Blacc). Shortly after the album pre-order went live today, the album shot straight to #1 on the iTunes Pop Album Chart.
The lyric video for “Verge” (featuring Aloe Blacc) premieres today on VEVO, check it out HERE. “Verge” combines OWL CITY’s sweeping vocals and boisterous, bouncy production with Aloe Blacc’s strikingly smooth signature croon. Fusing pop, electronic, alternative, and R&B, it’s the perfect start for the latest musical adventure from multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer Adam Young—aka OWL CITY.
Musically conceived everywhere from airports and hotels to tour buses, the album Mobile Orchestra, follows up 2012’s Midsummer Station, which debuted Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 and boasted the double-platinum duet with Carly Rae Jepsen, “Good Time.” The new record also features standout collaborations with country star Jake Owen, “Back Home,” pop luminaries Hanson, “Unbelievable,” and more. Meanwhile, tracks like “My Everything” and “Bird with a Broken Wing” illuminate his progression as a songwriter with a balance between vibrancy and vulnerability.
Owatonna, Minnesota’s own OWL CITY remains an avant garde hitmaker in his own right. With total album sales over 2.5 million and single sales surpassing 18 million globally, his smash “Fireflies” from 2009’s Ocean Eyes received a five-times RIAA platinum certification in addition to going #1 in 26 countries. “Good Time” featuring Carly Rae Jepsen went Top 4 in the U.S. and racked up sales of close to three million. He composed the theme song for filmmaker Zack Snyder’s Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole and an original tune for Disney’s Academy Award winner Wreck-It Ralph, while Owl City’s music has seen placements everywhere from The Croods and Veggietales to Smurfs 2.
Mobile Orchestra Tracklisting:
1. Verge (feat. Aloe Blacc)
2. I Found Love
3. Thunderstruck (feat. Sarah Russell)
4. My Everything
5. Unbelievable (feat. Hanson)
6. Bird With A Broken Wing
7. Back Home (feat. Jake Owen)
8. Can’t Live Without You
9. You’re Not Alone (feat. Britt Nicole)
10. This Isn’t The End
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A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Colbie Caillat, Enrique Iglesias, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Gotye, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Keith Richards, Nickelback, Of Monsters and Men, Owl City, Seth MacFarlane, among many others. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Cash Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), Chase Records (Austin Mahone), John Varvatos Records (Zac Brown Band), Lava Records (Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), NBC's The Voice, XO (The Weeknd), Photo Finish Records (MisterWives), School Boy Records (PSY, Sheppard), among others. In addition, Republic maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Label Group which is comprised of Big Machine Records (Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw), Dot Records (Maddie + Tae), and Republic Nashville (The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, The Eli Young Band).