How appropriate that the new Zack Snyder film about owls has its title soundtrack single sung by Owl City. To The Sky debuted on YouTube and Owl City’s official site yesterday. The song was first released on September 1st and has created hundreds of Owl City fans. Everyone remembers how Fireflies took flight last year and became the song everyone loved to hate or secretly loved.
To The Sky has been said to be perfect lead off for the film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. Critics are raving that it has the perfect blend of synth pop and melodies to compliment a soundtrack to a film such as this. The video depicts singer Adam Young writing and recording the track while having the film play on in the background. In the end, Adam Young is transformed into an owl.
I could do without the video as it feels like any other soundtrack video. Not a lot of originality but to be fair, how original can you be when writing a song about owls? I do however enjoy the song. It reminds me of Jack Johnson’s soundtrack to Curious George a little bit. What do you think of the track and the video? Or, are you guys tired of Owl City’s synthesizer melodies? Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole hits theatres on September 24th.