Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Owl City Performs with Hanson for the First Time Today

Owl City and Hanson performed "Unbelievable" on the Today Show on July 14, 2015.
Owl City and Hanson peformed "It's Unbelievable" on the NBC's Today Show. (NBC)


Talk about the modern age. On Owl City's newest album, Mobile Orchestra, Adam Young sings “Unbelievable” with the group Hanson. The album was just released last Friday, but the four of them never sang the song together until their performance on the Today show … today! 

This morning, Today host Willie Geist asked Young how that was even possible. Young went on to explain that the two group collaborated on the song with the magic of the internet but Young hadn't met Hanson officially until yesterday when they practiced together for the first time. Fortunately for everyone involved, the performance went off without a hitch. (See for yourself below!)

Like Young's other hits like “Fireflies,” “Unbelieveable” doesn't really “fit” in today's music scene as it doesn't talk about relationships or sex, but refreshingly, it does. Both Young and the Hanson brothers are Christians, but they aren't really known for their faith, just their art. For Hanson, the topic has been a bit too personal for them, at least in previous years. For Young, his fifth album will be making a stronger statement than before.

"I definitely wanted to write in a way that pointed more directly to my faith and how important it is to me," Young said in a recent interview with Guideposts.org. "I wanted to write a couple of songs that were really vulnerable and honest. I just imagined if I was feeling really lonely or down in the dumps, what’s the kind of song that I could really use?"

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