Last week, synth pop star Owl City premiered a brand new song called “When Can I See You Again,” the end title track to Disney/Pixar’s Wreck-It Ralph soundtrack. The song will be featured on the soundtrack alongside Skrillex and AKB48 and was premiered late last week on AOL Music, who said “the Minnesota-native’s feel-good vibe is at its best in ‘When Can I See You Again.'” Young, an avid Disney fan, was honored to work on the track and told AOL Music of the excitement and anticipation he felt: “I felt like it was really challenging to try to live up to the Disney legacy. I had a blast.” Wreck-It Ralph is due out in theatres on November 2nd.
The new track premiere came as Owl City wrapped the North American leg of his Midsummer Station World Tour this past Sunday on October 7th in Detroit. For this leg of the tour, Owl City & Co. partnered with Salvation Army for their second annual Rock the Red Kettle Tour, which seeks to encourage volunteerism and support the annual Red Kettle Campaign. Throughout the tour, the band made stops in Dallas, San Diego, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Detroit to volunteer local community centers on show days.
The Midsummer Station, Owl City’s latest full-length studio album, was released August 21st via Republic. The album’s lead single, “Good Time,” a duet with Carly Rae Jepsen, earned platinum status this past August and has continued to hold strong on charts and radio. The song claimed its best week to date last week, moving up to #4 on Pop Radio and #9 at Hot AC.
Next, Owl City will kick off the European leg of his world tour in Paris on the 18th before making a full run through Europe, Asia, and Australia, where he wraps tour on November 20th in Sydney. After taking a quick break for Thanksgiving, Owl City will head back out to LA to play KISS FM’s annual Jingle Ball on December 3rd at Nokia Theatre.
12.03.12 – KISSFM Jingle Ball in Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre