Well, she wrote a song about him - "Enchanted" on her 2010 disc, Speak Now – and he responded with his own cover of it on(released yesterday) and find out about his famed flirtation. I wanted it to have a few twists and turns and a few Rabbit Holes just to set it apart from the last record, but, I didn't want to lose anybody along the way, just that classic sophomore, scary syndrome. US: Were you surprised when the ' Enchanted' song came out and it was about you? I bought her record at midnight when it came out and I was playing through it top to bottom.
US: Tell me how did you go about the writing process with the new album since the last record? Looking back at what's in the can, I'm so excited about what did materialize. AY: I put a lot of time into really getting to know my gear in the studio; I did a lot of research and studying about what the different controls do on different pieces of equipment that I've got… It feels more finished than Ocean Eyes did; it's more dynamic in places, more polished, and bigger, overall. AY: I was surprised because to me, that song was really just one of the songs on the record. I never sat down with the label and said let's pay attention to this one. I never heard back from Taylor but I'm sure she's busy. I love the classic adding up the letters in her lyrics.
I just turned in the record and they played it back at the label and management company and they were excited about the record. The plan was to surprise everybody and put that out for Valentine's Day. US: Do you think anything is going to ever happen between you two? She's a great person, and I am so inspired by her music and the person herself, She is who her music makes her out to be. I got to that song and it added up to my name and I had to take a step back and decipher the code. I met her in New York and she came to one of my shows and after the show I was backstage in the green room and she was on her way up to meet me and that was the most nerve-racking few minutes of my life just waiting to meet Taylor Swift. It's hard to put into words, but I was definitely wonder-struck to meet her.
I got to that song and it added up to my name and I had to take a step back and decipher the code,” he says.
“We emailed back and forth for a while and she made some comment that I used the word ‘enchanted’ and the word ‘wonderstruck’ in an email and she said how she had never heard anyone really use that word before, so when that word was in the song, I was like this song has to be about me.” Like the world’s biggest Taylor Swift fan, when Young met the 21-year-old music superstar backstage at one of his shows in New York, he was starstruck.
After releasing his megasmash "Fireflies" in 2009, Owl City's Adam Young attracted a lot of attention.
And then Taylor Swift got wind of him and you know how that went. When I holed up in the studio and sat down to write the next chapter, it was daunting because I knew I wanted it to sound slightly different than the last.
She's just this endearing, wonderful girl and maybe I said something wrong, who knows. US: Were you shocked when she ended up with Jake Gyllenhaal?
AY: Not so much because we emailed back and forth just to say how you doing, nothing crazy serious. He's obviously a great guy, it's all good.
Like his mini album, this record also cracked the Top 20 of Billboard Electronic Albums chart.
Every catchy tune which was born from the hands of Owl City was influenced by electronic music from Imogen Heap, Relient K, Boards of Canada and Armin van Buuren.
“She was on her way up to meet me and that was the most nerve-racking few minutes of my life just waiting to meet Taylor Swift,” he says. It’s hard to put into words, but I was definitely wonderstruck to meet her.” Unfortunately for Young, nothing ever progressed beyond emails and one fateful meeting.