We don’t usually feature songs that have topped the Billboard Top 100, but it’s nice to mix things up in our Insect Music video series with a little synthpop. (For a history of synthpop, click here. You’ll have flashbacks to the 1980s, including Howard Jones, Depeche Mode, Erasure, A-ha, Erasure, and Yaz.) This week’s music selection is Owl City’s “Fireflies.” As Wikipedia explains:
“Fireflies” is a synthpop song and the debut single from Owl City‘s album Ocean Eyes. Relient K vocalist Matt Thiessen is featured as a guest vocalist in the song. Adam Young described the song as “a little song about bugs and not being able to fall asleep at night.” The song is built around a “bleepy” 1980s-influenced synthline and includes lyrics about insomnia, fireflies and summer. Enjoy the video and have a great weekend.