“Verge” By Owl City: Single Review

Last week Owl City released a new song featuring Aloe Blacc. Initially I was underwhelmed because I had other things occupying my mind so I haven’t done a full listen through, but perhaps now that I’m a little calmer I can do a proper review and perhaps the song won’t be as overwhelming. i really like Owl City, and its rare for me to not enjoy a song at least a little bit.

“Verge” starts with a quick, guitar paced melody that leads into deep and steady vocals at first. However, a second set of vocals enters with a higher pitch and electronic effects drizzled over them. The two vocal extremes blend easily together with the rest of the melody, and the fast paced song moves along quickly and with ease. It’s an upbeat song that’s dripping in optimism, and despite how shocking it was to my ear drums the first time I heard it I certainly can get behind the overall energy of the song.

So, while this particular Owl City song had a rough start with me, it certainly made a comeback! “Verge” takes some getting used to if you don’t listen heavily to electronic based songs, but in the end it is worth it. If you give it a chance and it doesn’t catch your ears then try again in a few days when you know what to expect when you hit play. Other than that, it’s just another great song from Owl City.

2 thoughts on ““Verge” By Owl City: Single Review

  1. […] “Verge“, which features Aloe Blacc, has been previously reviewed and so I won’t be spending a ton of time on it. “I Found Love” starts off with stark vocals the echo against a background the grows quickly to a energetic hum. It’s soft and emotive song that draws the listener in with ease. The energy of the song embraces the listener and pull them deeper into the album. It’s a song that is incredibly easy to love and let wash over you as you listen to it. Thus, it’s clearly a fast favorite for me. “Thunderstruck”, featuring Sarah Russell, opens with a grooving, club like energy that builds up quickly, and quickly gets the listener dancing along to it as it plays. It’s a beautiful balance between the dance vibe and the emotive vocals. It blends wonderfully, and really offers a view of the spectrum Owl City can create when paired against “I Found Love”. It’s quick paced and great to groove along to. “My Everything” has been previously reviewed as well, so as normal it gets brought back up. “Unbelievable”, which features Hanson, starts with whistling that helps the melody balance against the stronger beat, and builds easily to a really fast paced song. From the first few notes it takes on a nostalgic  vibe which is quickly balanced against a wild and hopeful optimism for all that comes next. It’s another quick favorite for me because it easily brings a smile to my face. It has such a happy energy, and it’s beautiful on top of all that. […]

  2. Although many fans of owl city are skeptical about his 5th album Mobile Orchestra, I find it great.
    They keep on comparing this album with Ocean Eyes and say ‘old’ Adam Young is better.
    What I believe is Adam has grown into a matured artist.He keeps on experimenting with his music and everytime comes up with something new and refreshing.
    About the song Verge, it’s damn good. Some are complaining about lines being repeatitive, but seriously I do NOT find it as a reason to hate it. Many great hits in the past have a chorus repeated throughout the course of the song. My overall rating to Mobile Orchestra is 9/10.
    P.S : I’m a huge fan of Adam Young 😀

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