There are many challenges for the parent of a ten- and a seven-year-old. One of them (for us, anyway!), is navigating through music to determine what is appropriate. There’s a lot of great stuff out there. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of music with lyrics I don’t think my kids should be hearing. In addition, lots of music geared specifically toward kids/tweens is just downright annoying.
Enter Owl City. I really feel like I should have an angel choir sound effect here.
If you’ve never heard of Owl City, I’m really sad for you. Stop reading immediately and go here.
Front man Adam Young is, well, it’s just ridiculous how much talent this guy has. I could listen to his music all day long – and often we do. What we also love is that he is a Christian and some of his lyrics reflect his faith. In a world where there is no shortage of tween “role models” making very public and terribly poor decisions, I’m thankful my daughters have chosen Adam as theirs. It melted my heart when I heard one of them say: “Just think! When we all go to Heaven, we’ll get to meet Adam Young, too!”
We recently got to take the girls to their very first concert – Owl City at the Fillmore in Charlotte. They were over the moon. I truly believe they were more excited about this than our first trip to Disney. Although they didn’t get to meet Adam Young in person, they were able to meet Breanne Duren (whom they dearly love). She was so kind and gracious. They also got to meet Daniel Jorgensen, whom was incredibly sweet and patient despite the late hour!
So, thank you, Owl City. I am grateful for you!
P.S. You should also check out Sky Sailing, another Adam Young offering (acoustic). Go here.