....and given my recent self-covers week over on Totally Covered, you'd think I'd put this THERE.
This is Adam Young doing his big hit song without Carly Rae Jepson.... and it takes on a different meaning - one of equal optimism, sure, but more reflective optimism. The first version of the song was rapidly released in the wake of "Call Me Maybe". In my post about that song, I said the following:
"Owl City has put together a song that benefits from Carly's presence, but doesn't require it."
Thank you, Adam Young, for proving me right.
By the way, even though this song is billed as acoustic, it isn't. There's a fair bit of electronic enhancement. THIS VERSION, on the other hand, is ACTUALLY acoustic, and a gem.