Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen Stand Up for Pop, Talk 'Good Time' [Interview]
Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen stand for the good pop on their infectious new single, "Good Time," that Adam Young calls one of the most "concise" and "immediate" tracks he has ever made. In an interview with Fuse on the set of the "Good Time" video, the synth pop crooner talks a little bit more about the creative process that inspired the song in response to some fans who are still warming up to his poppier direction. "The music I've created is always a little bit left of center, a little bit quirky," he explains. "Right now there's something really compelling about trying to capture magic within a very simple, concise, immediate and grounded in reality pop song."
"Good Time" is taken from Owl City's upcoming full-length studio album, entitled "The Midsummer Station," due out this summer on Universal Republic. Together, Young and Jepsen serve up a warming slice of sunshine pop on "Good Time" that is totally right for summer. Young's immaculate and perfectly refined synth production on "Good Time" is the perfect fit Jepsen's candy-coated vocals that will surely continue to rule the charts this summer.
In the Fuse interview, Young also chatted a little more about how their collaboration came about. "This song really felt like a duet and if it wasn't for anybody than Carly Rae it would be half as magical," Young explains. "I knew I wanted a strong female lead for it and her name popped up and all of a sudden it was magic. Now that it's finally done, I can't believe it actually happened."
Jepsen remembers that her manager Scooter Braun first played her the demo of "Good Time" to see if she'd be interested to be on it. "Scooter [Braun] played it for me in Los Angeles, and I thought it was amazing," she smiles. "I recorded it in a small studio, not together with Adam. I was actually recording on a late night after the Junos in Ottowa. I think we worked until 3am in the morning to get it done."
July 22, 2012 | Permalink