The American electronic project Owl City is one of the Adam Young's works, created in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota. Adam Young is a vocalist as well as an music programmer, and piano keyboard player. The project started in his parent's basement, where Young had a computer and various instruments to create his unique sound. Before signing to Universal Republic Records, Owl City's following began on the social networking site MySpace, like many other musicians in the late 2000s. Owl City reached mainstream success with the debut album Ocean Eyes in 2009, which contained the popular song "Fireflies."