Jul 20 2011
Owl City's Faith and Music

Have you ever wondered about Owl City's (Adam Young) faith or Christian belief?

 

 

Listen to him sing about where his Hope is found:

You can also read the story about how this song has impacted him: http://owlcityblog.com/2010/10/25/my-hope-is-found/ 

As I’m so often reminded what a priceless gift my life is, I ache with everything in me to make it count, so that when I finally cross the finish line, I’ll hear the words, 'Well done, good and faithful servant.'
~Adam, from Owl City

Wow!

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10/25/2010 1:32:50 PM
Jacobow United States
Jacobow
Well done Adam Young!!! This is probably his first song ever that was CLEARLY Christian!

BTW - Want an awesome Christmas song?
Youtube "The Christmas Song by Owl City"

Air One needs to play both of these!!
10/25/2010 3:52:03 PM
Narniagirl United States
Narniagirl
Way to go Adam!!!!!  So happy to hear this from him!!

Keep doing what your doing!! Smile
10/25/2010 4:35:01 PM
Link Building Services
I agree with your thoughts here and I really love your blog! I've bookmarked it so that I can come back & read more in the future.
10/25/2010 4:41:37 PM
faith United States
faith
The world needs you deserately!!!
10/25/2010 4:42:34 PM
faith United States
faith
oh, wow. So much for my big announcement XD
re-do:

THE WORLD NEEDS PEOPLE LIKE YOU DESPERATELY, ADAM YOUNG! =D
10/25/2010 5:46:04 PM
Joshua Lowe United States
Joshua Lowe
AMEN!!! I knew he was Christian, but ever since "Meteor Shower" I've been waiting to hear him sing about his faith more. Awesome!!
10/25/2010 5:54:05 PM
Maddie United States
Maddie
OMGOSH ADAM YOUNG I LOVE YOU MORE NOW!!! adam young is an awesome role model and i love this song!!!! INSPIRE PEOPLE, ADAM!!!
10/25/2010 6:08:55 PM
Carly Jo United States
Carly Jo
I just love him more for this!!! I love it, love it yes, please play this song on Air1!! Laughing
10/25/2010 6:39:54 PM
Layla United States
Layla
Does anyone know where to find these lyrics?

This song is beautiful.
10/25/2010 6:44:07 PM
Nelli United States
Nelli
awww... i love jesus too!
10/25/2010 7:37:36 PM
Chance United States
Chance
does any1 no any good christian songs that aren't on air1 hits
10/26/2010 4:42:07 AM
Dive Watches
Excellent post - thanks. Really informative and straight to the point. Keep up the great work and I've subscribed to your RSS Smile
10/26/2010 6:28:06 AM
CraigSnedeker United States
CraigSnedeker
SWEEET I love this already
10/26/2010 1:05:32 PM
Sapphira United States
Sapphira
Amazing!!!! This is my new favorite song! Adam did an awesome job with this song! I love the piano!
10/26/2010 5:36:23 PM
Gloria United States
Gloria
i love owl city!! thnk u, thnk u, thnk u for posting this! plz start playing more owl city songs on air1, including this one! GO ADAM!!

OWL CITY ROCKS!!!!!! =D
10/27/2010 5:56:30 AM
Lori United States
Lori
Adam, Thank you for the beautiful song I just listened to on Air1 (not for sure of the name)it was truly a blessing.
10/27/2010 7:40:06 AM
Matt Higgins United States
Matt Higgins
absolutely beautiful!
10/27/2010 11:40:56 AM
Charlotte United States
Charlotte
I really appreciated the comments on the morning show today about Adam.  He is truly in a difficult place as a Christian in main stream music, but WHAT A MISSION FIELD for him--we should all pray for him.  BTW, his version of "In Christ Alone" brought tears to my eyes...beautiful!
10/27/2010 4:45:06 PM
amber United States
amber
yay i allwase wonderd im glad your a christian Smile
10/28/2010 8:32:11 AM
Jennifer United States
Jennifer
WOW! One of my favorites. Beautiful...brought tears to my eyes...thank you!
10/28/2010 8:34:35 AM
Kris Sanford United States
Kris Sanford
Just a few verses for Adam, my brother in Christ. And for the rest of the beleivers who are judged and suffer for their faith in Jesus.

"But first, he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. " Luke 17:25

"Because it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer on his behalf, " Phil 1:29

"Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. " 2Tim 3:12

"Don't judge, and you won't be judged. Don't condemn, and you won't be condemned. Set free, and you will be set free. " Luke 6:37

"Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord's work, because you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. " 1Corin 15:58

"nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. " Rom 8:39

Blessings be upon us all who blindly and fully believe based on faith alone. Thank you Adam for your ministry and thank you Air 1 for being there for all of us.
10/28/2010 10:23:45 AM
Alex United States
Alex
This is probably my favorite song right now because it with everything i have cone throught the past year makes me sometimes think im alone but it reminds me im not and that God will always be there holding on to me.
10/28/2010 6:27:16 PM
nancy yvars United States
nancy yvars
AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING WHAT GIFT YOU HAVE WITH YOUR VOICE AND PIANO BLENDING LIKE PURE SWEETNESS INTO POETRY IN SUNG. YOUR VOICE IS SO SOOTHING AND WARMING IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL HOW YOU ELEVATED THE  WORDS OF THIS SONG TO OUR LORD. THANKYOU!
10/29/2010 2:20:52 PM
Sapphira United States
Sapphira
Adam you HAVE to put this on an all worship CD!!!
And Air1 MUST play this song!!!
You guys just HAVE to play this song!!!
10/30/2010 10:20:21 AM
Timothy United States
Timothy
WOW! This song is amazing and beautiful! I never knew that Owl city is a Christian... Very cool! He should totally keep doing songs like this, standing firm in his faith!
10/30/2010 9:15:23 PM
Sharon United States
Sharon
i love this song and him!!
11/4/2010 10:06:21 AM
Jennifer United States
Jennifer
BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for sharing, Air1. And continued blessings to you Adam, you bring joy to a lot of people.
11/4/2010 10:10:42 AM
andelina United States
andelina
very nice, i love it!!! he should keep writing songs like this!! i love his songs! air1 should play this more often! i knew you were a christian but i didn't know for sure!! i'm glad!! Smile Laughing Tong
11/4/2010 10:30:09 PM
Caitin United States
Caitin
Abosutly love this song! Where can I get it?
11/5/2010 2:43:27 PM
Reese United States
Reese
Ive listened to his songs and they are really awesome to listen to...I find myself feeling cheerier everytime I listen, its so good that he is christian Smile
11/8/2010 12:20:44 PM
Anna Ruano United States
Anna Ruano
Love This Song!!!  These lyrics brought tears to my eyes; such awesome confirmation of the Power of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  What a gift of inspiration God has truly blessed you with, we definitely need more!!!  
11/8/2010 8:30:41 PM
veronica United States
veronica
i love this song it was so beautiful and i love all the rest u guys should totally play this song on air1 love u adam keep on doing all those great things and let the whole world know how much u love jesus!!!!
7/20/2011 8:51:22 AM
Nelli United States
Nelli
yay adam young! i just fell in love with you yet again!!!!!!!!
7/20/2011 1:34:09 PM
Mike United States
Mike
     The song was okay, but he didn't write it. Also, just because you sing a hymn doesn't make you a Christian. It's not good that not everyone knew he was a Christian. It should be more obvious.
     Also, although he is on secular radio and it could be used as a mission field, he doesn't seem to be using it very well. His songs, except for this one, are as vague as can be. I doubt that anyone will come to Christ just because of his songs. If you want to be a tool in the hand of Christ, proclaim his name in everything you do. Adam Young doesn't seem to be doing this.
7/20/2011 1:55:25 PM
Mike United States
Mike
Right on, other Mike. I totally agree. Though this is a very powerful hymn, and it leans very strongly toward the side that he is saved. But he is a pretty weak witness.
7/20/2011 4:10:44 PM
Air1 JB United States
Air1 JB
Hey Mike(s)...

People come to Christ... because of Christ.  There is nothing you, I, or Owl City, can do to to bring Christ to someone. Jesus doesn't need us like that. Just because Owl City's message may be "vague" to you, doesn't necessarily mean that it's vague to someone else.  
7/20/2011 5:25:06 PM
Nate United States
Nate
Well said JB. I am a middle school teacher, and I can tell you when I played Owl City's "Fireflies" in class, my students knew all the words to the song and sang along. It is great to have Christians out there in the mainstream market releasing songs that are fun and have an overall positive message. Most of my students do not listen to Christian radio, and all it takes is a small seed to be planted in someone's life and God gives the increase. Artists like Owl City, Switchfoot, and Relient K, to name a few, have the potential to reach a different sect of people than that of Casting Crowns and Chris Tomlin. I for one think it's great for Air1 to play artists like Owl City, The Fray, and other mainstream artists and that doing so can pull in listeners that would not normally listen to a "Christian" station. We should never put God in a box.

By the way, I think this topic would be great for Brant to tackle.
7/21/2011 4:49:32 AM
Mike United States
Mike
I agree that we shouldn't put God in a box, and it is great that some of these Christians are hitting it big even in the secular world.

But the problem is that the songs that are hitting it big don't mention Jesus once! Could anyone be saved hearing Fireflies? Sure, it's nice to know that middle school kids know a song by a Christian artist, but that's not nearly as important as the state of their souls. Owl City should be out there to be God's instrument in sharing the gospel, but he seems to just want the fame. Frown
7/21/2011 2:14:06 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
i always have luved this song even more wen owl city sings it though! Laughing they should play it on air1. but i do think owl city should mention God more often in his songs.
7/21/2011 7:14:30 PM
Lauren.H United States
Lauren.H
You love everything and every1 Julia just admit it. Smile lol jk jk
7/21/2011 9:07:55 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
haha! Laughing
7/21/2011 9:08:20 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
ur probably right! Laughing
7/22/2011 4:51:35 AM
Lauren.H United States
Lauren.H
I wouldn't be surprised if I was. Smile
7/22/2011 2:19:26 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
psh i would! haha! jk! Laughing i wouldnt either.
7/23/2011 2:36:00 PM
Lauren.H United States
Lauren.H
haha. Yeah you wouldn't Smile
7/25/2011 9:51:20 AM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
Laughing
7/25/2011 3:02:18 PM
Lauren.H United States
Lauren.H
soooo watcha doin. Smile (I'm bored)
7/25/2011 3:16:57 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
samehere. im trying 2 figure out wat animal 2 make with some modeling clay Laughing and how r u bored? ur on vacation! (confused face)
7/25/2011 3:34:44 PM
Lauren.H United States
Lauren.H
Well my grandparents are at the hospital seeing if my grandma has a blood clot in her leg while we're at they're house. So all I'm doing is talking to you. And sometimes it takes a while for you (and other people to respond. sooo. Oh, and would whoever is on here PLEASE pray that my grandma does NOT have a blood clot in her leg? I would really appreciate that and I'm sure she would too. thnx!
7/25/2011 3:39:44 PM
Julia Buendai United States
Julia Buendai
no problem Laughing
7/25/2011 3:45:52 PM
Lauren.H United States
Lauren.H
Thanks Smile
7/25/2011 3:51:22 PM
Julia BUendia United States
Julia BUendia
ur welks! no problem! Laughing
7/25/2011 3:58:02 PM
Lauren.H United States
Lauren.H
Awesomeness
7/25/2011 4:08:14 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
awesomely awesome! Laughing
7/25/2011 5:31:35 PM
Lauren.H United States
Lauren.H
Awesome, Awesomely Awesome, and last but not least, Awesomely Awesome of Awesomeness Smile
7/25/2011 5:38:14 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
hehe! that was awesome! Laughing
7/25/2011 5:38:27 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
seriously! Laughing
7/25/2011 5:42:32 PM
Lauren.H United States
Lauren.H
Hahah I get it. Oh thanks for the prayers, my grandma does NOT have a blood clot praise God!!!! It's amazing how strong prayer is!
7/25/2011 5:50:43 PM
Julia BUendia United States
Julia BUendia
awesome!!! Laughing
7/25/2011 6:02:23 PM
Lauren.H United States
Lauren.H
I know! Smile
7/25/2011 6:10:12 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
do something fun in Indiana 4 me!Laughing hehe
7/25/2011 6:16:44 PM
Lauren.H United States
Lauren.H
Well I'll try!
You know what. I wish they're were someway we could know what each other looks like. It's kinda weird not knowing each other, being friends and not know who each other looks like! It's just weird.
7/25/2011 6:22:44 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
i know i kinda feel like we r penpals or something! Laughing hehe! Laughing
7/25/2011 6:28:05 PM
Lauren.H United States
Lauren.H
Totally. You know, we should win an award or something for the most comments lol. Smile JK. But that would be cool
7/25/2011 6:38:14 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
i know get a free cd or backstage pass 2 any 1 concert coming up! that would b fun. but u would get the best award cause ur in first! Laughing but atleast im in 2nd! Laughing
7/26/2011 3:49:56 PM
Oscar United States
Oscar
i love this song its one of my faves but they never play it at christian concerts i wonder if they would play it at a non christian concert with bud light posters hanging all around them probly not.
7/27/2011 1:11:46 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
i luv it 2 i find myself singing it, humming it, or whistleing it all the time! i wish they played it on air 1Laughing
7/31/2011 1:38:59 AM
Karie Wasurick United States
Karie Wasurick
"long and short"
7/31/2011 9:32:00 AM
Lauren.H United States
Lauren.H
I am... confused Smile haha
7/31/2011 9:49:27 AM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
im with lauren on this 1. im confused 2! Laughing
7/31/2011 9:56:54 AM
Lauren.H United States
Lauren.H
Your always with me. Smile at least most of the time Smile haha
7/31/2011 1:54:54 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
u have a point there. Laughing
7/31/2011 4:19:49 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
hmmmmmmmmmm. aaameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen. aaameen yeah. Laughing sorry i love that song. Laughing
7/31/2011 5:21:22 PM
Lauren.H United States
Lauren.H
What song. Confused again.
7/31/2011 9:55:00 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
manafesto by city harmonic. i want 2 learn it on the piano! Laughing wen i get a piano.
8/1/2011 7:29:51 AM
Lauren.H United States
Lauren.H
hahaha yeah. I like that song too. It's kinda started burning out on me tho....
8/2/2011 11:13:23 AM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
i still love it. they need 2 play it more often. Laughing
8/2/2011 2:17:47 PM
Lauren.H United States
Lauren.H
wat eva Smile Her eyes her eyes make the stars look like they're not shinin'.
8/2/2011 2:24:00 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
her hair her hair falls perfectly without her tryin Laughing
8/2/2011 2:26:48 PM
Lauren.H United States
Lauren.H
She's so beautiful. And I tell her everyday.
8/2/2011 2:35:56 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
wen i c her face
8/2/2011 4:04:42 PM
Lauren.H United States
Lauren.H
There's not a thing that I would change.
8/2/2011 5:10:35 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
cause ur amazing just the way u r.
8/2/2011 5:54:16 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
cause ur amazing, just the way u r.
8/3/2011 2:17:28 PM
Julia Buendia United States
Julia Buendia
i luv it 2. Laughing