Today we’re looking at a song I discovered on Wild Country on Spotify. I don’t know why this song stood out among all the others on the playlist. I have to think that it has at least a little to do with the sound. It’s something different and I’ll get into that later. Maybe it also had to do with the fact that Jake Owen is featured on the song.
Anyway, check this one out…
Back Home – Owl City
Maybe it’s just me, but I think this song is pretty cool.
I knew I had heard of Owl City before and my wife reminded me that there was a song some years ago that came out under this act’s name. And they’ve had a few hits in the time since so they’re pretty big in the pop music world.
“They” is a key word there. I don’t really know what Owl City is. It sounds like a band, but I think it’s actually one guy, but I’m not entirely sure.
Anyway, with this song the same synthetic and electronic sound is there. It has the feel of a pop song, but also has some country elements and I’m sure that’s why it’s on this country playlist.
And the song is about a small town person finding their way back to that home. They’ve gone away to the city, but now they’re ready to come back home where they really can find happiness for themselves.
It’s a really cool song. I like it.
It’s interesting to see Jake Owen on this one. His career is at another crossroads. He put a lot of effort into Real Life and that song kind of stalled on the charts. It’ll be interesting to see where he goes from here.
CML Points: 87/100