Owl City has said that he is planning to record a “screamo-rock album” in the future.
The electro phenomenom, whose real name is Adam Young, releases his fourth studio album ‘The Midsummer Station’ later this year, but has also revealed he would “love” to record a hardcore album next.
He told BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat: “Growing up I was really into the whole underground, obscure, artsy, heavy, screamo, chaotic, angry, angst music. I love it. That was my thing – that’s what I identified with. I grew up wanting to do nothing else except for that. I haven’t had a chance to do it, and do it right.”
Young added that he was worried that such an album “might go over the heads of my fans”, but he also thought he could win over some new ones.
He added: “I feel like I could do it right. Do it all myself and record it all and make it sound good. It’s tempting. It might go over the heads of my fans but it might open some new doors and that’s what it’s all about. Every now and again I need to put on one of my old records which make me feel that same thing. There’s a place for that.”
‘The Midsummer Station’ is the follow-up to Young’s 2011 album ‘All Things Bright And Beautiful’, and will be released on September 17 in the UK. The album is confirmed to feature a duet with ‘Call Me Maybe’ singer Carly Rae Jepsen and is also thought to include a track with Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus.
Young has collaborated with a series of super-producers on the album, including Katy Perry/Kelly Clarkson collaborator Dr Luke and Rihanna/Ne-Yo co-writing team Stargate.
He tours the UK in October, beginning his run of gigs at London’s HMV Forum on October 25, before moving onto Birmingham’s HMV Library on October 26. Young then plays Manchester Academy 3 on October 30 before finally finishing up at Oxford’s O2 Academy 2 on October 31.