It's Father's Day, and to celebrate all of the awesome dads out there, Owl City have released a touching video and song, the acoustic "Not All Heroes Wear Capes." In the song, singer Adam Young gives a nod to his own dad, with lyrics talking about all of his great childhood memories and a chorus proclaiming "my dad's a hero to me."
In the video, Young's own father, Randy, made a touching appearance. Young told People of the song, "I wrote 'Not All Heroes Wear Capes' to tell my dad I love him." For fans who have been moved by the song and want to honor their own dads, Owl City has Father's Day e-cards available to send on their official website. Sharing the video with your dad is sure to bring a tear to his eye, as well.
"Not All Heroes Wear Capes" has come as a one-off release, but serves as an unexpected delight for fans hoping to hear more of Owl City in 2017. Owl City is best known for the 2009 hit "Fireflies," as well as a 2012 collaboration with Carly Rae Jepsen, "Good Time." While sounding as solid as a fully fleshed out band, Owl City's only permanent member is Young himself. As Owl City, Young has released five feature-length albums, and without the Owl City Moniker, a series of once-monthly film scores for movies he was moved by over the course of a year. What lies next for either Young or Owl City is yet to be seen, but for now, just enjoy the excellent new video — and call your dad!