The video for Good Time by Owl City featuring Carly Rae Jepsen was made to accompany their wildly popular song, found on Owl City’s 2012 album The Midsummer Station. The song is about relaxing and enjoying the summer and having a good time with friends. The video stars Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City’s Adam Young, as well as various extra playing their friends. The video was directed by Declan Whitebloom, an English director who had worked with neither Carly Rae Jepsen nor Owl City before. The video was filmed in Harriman State Park and New York City, both located in the state of New York. Although it is not known exactly when it was filmed, it was released on the 24th of July 2012.
Good Time by Owl City ft Carly Rae Jepsen starts with Carly Rae Jepsen outside of her building in New York, waiting for her friends to arrive. Once they do, she greets them warmly and they begin to drive away. The video then cuts to show Owl City, also in a car with some friends, as he sings the opening verse of the song. Both groups arrive at a cabin in a park, and the groups greet each other as Carly Rae and Owl City sit on the hood of a red car and sing the chorus. Carly Rae Jepsen attempts to pour herself a slushie and accidentally breaks the machine, and the two laugh about it.
The group then breaks off and begins to walk into the woods, toting sleeping bags and coolers. This is cut with scenes of Carly Rae singing and walking by herself, as well as a slow-motion shot of a girl holding a giant butterfly and running through smoke. The group reaches a lake and begins to party, with two girls in bikinis running in for a swim, and other friends making daisy chains in a field. Everyone in the video looks relaxed and happy, laughing as they enjoy the park.
The break of the song happens at night, with everyone at a campground. They have pitched tents and are dancing around a campfire. The group continues to laugh, dance, and roast marshmallows into the night, happy and carefree, reflecting the feel of the song. Good Time by Owl City ft Carly Rae Jepsen was championed as a summer anthem, and watching the video makes it very easy to understand why.