Artist: Owl City
I have found my brand new favorite commercial and it happens for be for Oreo’s. Obviously the song in this adorably addictive Oreo commercial is custom made, but you can actually download it over at SoundCloud. Why do I love this commercial so much? Well the song is just darling and by Owl City (more on them next) and I am a complete sucker for good animation. I caught this spot while watching Mad Men the other night and it was such a delightful reprieve from the darkness and sadness that happens in that show. I am dying to know who did this animation so if you figure it out, let me know in the comments!
Now, on to Owl City. Owl City is an electronica group (group isn’t the right word as it’s just one man, Adam Young, although he does tour with others) started in 2007 in Minnesota. He found a following through social networking sites like Myspace and gained popularity with his album Ocean Eyes in 2009. Young got his start in music while he was working loading Coca-Cola trucks and suffering from insomnia. Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so good at sleeping. Maybe I could be a successful artist as well. Apparently Owl City are pretty tight with animation as not only does his music appear in this Oreo commercial, but he has songs in Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (Owls… Owl City… yeah yeah yeah), Wreck-It Ralph (one of my favorites) and The Croods.
Here is a download to one of my favorite Owl City songs, The Bird and the Worm – Ocean Eyes.
Wonder if I…Gave an oreo to the big bad wolf, how would the story go?
Would he still go huff and puff?
Or would he bring those pigs cool stuff?
To decorate the deck he helped them build.
Would they not get killed?
Wonder if I….Gave an oreo to a vampire in a creepy show.
Would he not act so undead?
Would he thirst for milk instead?
I just got this feeling that it might work out alright.
Cause’ creme does wondrous things inside a chocolate sandwich dream.
If I gave em’ to great white sharks, would they share em’ with baby seals?
Would they call up a giant squid for a friendly meal?
Wonder if I gave an oreo.
Wonder If I gave an oreo
What if I, gave an oreo…to you