My beloved Owl City just released a video for “Alligator Sky” from his forthcoming album, All Things Bright and Beautiful. Love, love, love the video, but I’m not sure how I feel about the addition of rapper Shawn Chrystopher, but the more I listen to it, the more I like the “rap” part. Conceptually, I think it works to have the two different “voices” of the astronauts communicating to each other. Plus, the “Alligator Sky” video definitely has a dystopian feel that is so hot in YA literature right now.
For even more Owl City love, check out this post in which Adam Young (he’s basically Owl City) discusses his faith in God and learn more about All Things Bright and Beautiful releasing on June 14.
So, gang, what do you think of “Alligator Sky”? Like the song? Like the music video? Like alligators?
2 thoughts on “Music Monday:: “Alligator Sky” by Owl City ft. Shawn Chrystopher (Video)”
the rapper doesn’t work particularly well with this style of music. The video is cool, seems like a 9 year old’s fantasy come true to walk around in a space suit.
Charlie, I’m not a big fan of rap. I mean, I didn’t even like it when TobyMac started rapping on the DC Talk songs, so I understand your point here. I think watching the video, I get it. But if I just listen to the song, I’m like, what?!?!
Don’t pretend that you don’t think the space suits are AWESOME. You know you secretly want to wear one.