Shooting Star by Owl City
On October 25, 2012, Owl City released the music video for their song “Shooting Star.” Ethan Lader, from Universal Republic in Los Angeles directed the video, which was also shot in downtown Los Angeles.
The video begins with Owl City front man, Adam Young, playing the piano at dusk on the outskirts of Los Angeles. The video then cuts to multiple teens that seem to be contemplating something or dealing with a problem. However, when sunset fades and the lights of the city begin to shine at night, they are rejuvenated by a glow in their chest and leave their troubles behind in order to follow their hearts.
As the video progresses, the people in the streets see each one of the people leaving their inhibitions behind and begin to follow them throughout the city in a furious sprint to find follow along. As more and more people begin to join in on the band of people sprinting away from what they were doing, the beat picks up and the song becomes more and more stimulating and powerful. The people continue to pick up energy and all the doubts and problems they had during the day are now left behind.
Essentially, the song and video revolve around the theme that when things are going bad, never to forget that each person controls their emotions. No matter what happens things can always become better, especially if when people have a strong mind and heart. The song is a powerful reminder that letting things or people get the best of them is the easiest way to lose hope and fall into the doldrums of life. However, believing that each person can make an impact, not only on themselves, but others around them, is the best way to show hope and promise. This is especially important during this generation, considering the anti-bullying and other groups that help people overcome their problems or emotional fears. The song is a strong reminder that putting your mind and heart into something is the best way to achieve what each person wants, despite the problem they may incur along the way.