15 Questions With Adam Young of Owl City; Playing The Tabernacle, June 14

By Eileen Tilson

Owl City’s Adam Young is a confessed recluse. Known for being press shy, the sensitive electro front man, started his career making music in his parents’ Minnesota basement. After two independent albums, Owl City gained mainstream popularity with the 2009 major label debut album Ocean Eyes, which spawned the hit quadruple-platinum single  “Fireflies.” We sat down with Adam as part of our “15 Questions With” series, and although his answers are short, we guarantee this is not reflective of his energetic live show.

What is the most outrageous gift you’ve ever received from a fan?

A car.

How do you take your coffee?

In cups.

If you could collaborate with any musician who would it be?

Hulk Hogan and the Wrestling Boot Band.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Taylor Swift.

If you were a girl for one day, who would you most want to take on a date?

Uh… Shaquille O’Neal?

Can you play the ukulele?


What was your first concert?


How do you feel about tequila?

I’ve never had a drop of alcohol.

If you were a racehorse in the Kentucky Derby, what would your name be?

Farticus Johnson.

If you were the star of your own reality TV show, what would the name be?

The Clandestine Adventures of Sneaky Man.

Can you dance?


What’s your favorite thing to do on your day off?

Wear glasses.

What are you working on now? Anything you are excited about?



Owl City is playing the Tabernacle on June 14. New album  All Things Bright and Beautiful, released to the public tomorrow.


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