No matter where he goes, Owl City mastermind Adam Young is constantly creating music. It doesn’t matter if he’s backstage before a gig or sitting in an airport terminal, the singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist will typically be penning tunes on his laptop. His third full-length album nods to that process with the highly apropos title Mobile Orchestra [Republic Records]. Following up his acclaimed 2012 studio album The Midsummer Station, the record sees Owl City progress once more, veering off the beaten path in the process.
“Mobile Orchestra is all about variety,” he asserts. “In the past, I’ve set out to make albums that were designed to be a singular listening experience, flowing from track to track. This time around, the songs are like ten rabbit holes that go off in different directions. I had never approached a record like this. I wanted to clear the slate and forget what I knew in order to create a new experience. I spent two years working on it, and it had the time to grow in between every idea. That’s why there’s so much going on.”
Public parking is available at The Gateway, 1 block east of The Complex in the Summer or Winter parking garages. Discounted all day parking vouchers can be purchased at The Complex concessions counter during any event for $5. ($1 off if you’re a Complex Crew Pass holder)
Unsecure street parking is available along 100 S. and 600 W. Please be cautious as there are areas of the street clearly marked as no parking zones; the city will ticket and/or tow your car if parked illegally. DO NOT leave valuables in your car. The Complex is not responsible for anything that happens to your car while parked on the street.
The Complex is one to two blocks away from 3 Trax stations: Salt Lake Central, Old Greek Town & Planetarium.