Umbrella Beach

Album: Ocean Eyes (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the first single released in the UK by Owl City, an Electronica/Pop project of Minnesota native Adam Young. A self-described "shy-kid," this song reflects Young's desire to escape in dreams and hide away from life's pressures.
  • Young explained to Female First: "'Umbrella Beach' is about a hermit living in a box car on the edge of the shoreline that corroded so badly, it wound up at the bottom of the bay. Rather than finding a new home, the hermit chooses to learn to scuba dive and now spends his days deep under the waves in his boxcar."

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