New Path for Sky Sailing

Adam Young never dreamed people would want to hear the songs he made under his Owl City moniker, let alone the ones he made before that.

And yet, thanks to the startling success of the song “Fireflies,” and Owl City’s Ocean Eyes album, he’s now getting the chance to release those early tunes — which he recorded as Sky Sailing — and, much like everything that’s happened since OC broke, he can’t really believe his luck.

“Initially, these were just ideas that I had in my head that I wanted to get out,” Young told MTV News on Friday (June 18). “I had no plans other than making a MySpace page and maybe letting my friends hear [the songs]. Fortunately, Owl City took off, and they had to take a backseat. But I’m really excited to have people hear them now.”

The songs collected on Sky Sailing’s An Airplane Carried Me to Bed were actually recorded back in summer 2007, well before Owl City became the phenomenon it is today. And now that he’s officially between OC albums, Young figured he’d revisit the songs, “re-polish them” (as he put it) and let his legions of fans have a listen…

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Sky Sailing will release its debut album An Airplane Carried Me to Bed on July 27th on Universal Republic. Owl City fans who are eagerly awaiting the next Owl City album can enjoy the release of Sky Sailing’s An Airplane Carried Me to Bed this summer and journey back into the early creative world of Adam Young.

Visit Sky Sailing’s MySpace page to hear the exclusive demo tracks, “Brielle” and “I Live Alone.”

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