Known for crafting sugary sweet pop numbers that you can’t get out of your head, Owl City mastermind Adam Young takes a different route with his recent collection of solo albums. Since February, Young has been releasing an instrumental, orchestral new record on the first of every month, and he just unveiled his latest.
Young’s theme with his solo albums are to bring light to an important event in history, and the music is the songwriter’s interpretation of it. In the past couple of months, albums have been made about Omaha Beach, the Titantic, and Charles Lindbergh’s first solo Transatlantic flight. For September, the album Corduroy Road is about William Tecumseh Sherman’s famous march to sea during the American Civil War.
There’s no timetable on when Young will be back to making music under the Owl City moniker again as this album project is expected to last through the entirety of 2016, but the artist says that he hopes that his scores will give him new ideas when he returns.
Owl City‘s last record, Mobile Orchestra, was released in July of 2015.