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Vanilla Twilight

Owl City

About “Vanilla Twilight”

“Vanilla Twilight” is slower and softer than Owl City’s electronica songs, and radiates feelings of both coziness and melancholy at once. It tells of the narrator’s longing to be with a loved one who has, depending on your interpretation of the song, either moved or passed away.

It is the second single off of the 2009 album “Ocean Eyes,” and peaked at #72 on the Billboard Hot 100.

  • What have the artists said about the song?

    Adam said in a Twitter that the song is about “telling the person you love the most: I wish you were here with me”

  • Is this song about somebody in particular?

    According to Songfacts, Young told website Buzzgrinder the following:

    I met the most charming girl imaginable when I was in high school and most of my ‘cozy’ songs are about her. She moved away to college for a few years and we kind of lost touch. She and I recently started talking to each other again and life has a way of reshaping sometimes. I’m absolutely crazy about her."

    He also later told newspaper The Sun:

    That song is probably the oldest on the album. I wrote it when I first started in 2007 and I kept on tweaking it. When I need a ballad for the album, I switched some words around and it fitted perfectly."

"Vanilla Twilight" Track Info