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Owl City: 'Umbrella Beach'

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Owl City 'Umbrella Beach'
Released on Monday, May 17 2010

Adam Young a.k.a Owl City is currently in the midst of one of music's biggest challenges. His breakthrough smash, 'Fireflies', has now sold a whopping 2.5 million copies worldwide, topping the charts in 18 different countries in the process. However, if the Minnesota-based singer-songwriter doesn't deliver a follow-up hit, he could find himself forever banished to a spot on 4Music's 'Greatest One-Hit-Wonders of The Teenies' countdown.

Thankfully, with its Ibiza-ready beats, generous smattering of electro whooshes and quirky lyrics, 'Umbrella Beach' is more than up to the challenge. By essentially re-working the best bits of 'Fireflies' and cranking up the BPM a few notches, Young has fashioned another stellar indie-folk-electro smash that should encourage even the most stubborn toe-tapper to have a jump around. Oh, and if they need help calming down afterwards, the accompanying promo clip will come in handy - we'll warn you now, it's a bit of a weepie.


>Click here to watch the 'Umbrella Beach' video

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