Taylor Swift fans all over the world busily decoded secret messages from her album insert when Speak Now was released last fall. What’s the point of listening to the songs without knowing who Taylor intended the message for, right? Among the tracks on her album, “Enchanted” raised a lot of eyebrows because the message decoded was ADAM. Who was this mysterious Adam? Sure, everyone knew Taylor Lautner or John Mayer, but Adam? Thanks to internet sleuths everywhere (read: obsessive Taylor fans), Adam = Owl City’s Adam Young. Back in September, Taylor tweeted Adam that “If I was in town, I’d be there! Front row, super-fan style,” referring to a performance by the band best known for “Fireflies.” A week later, Taylor attending an Owl City concert in NYC, singing and dancing the entire time, prompting Adam to tweet that the night was “magical.” And that started spinning the rumor mill around the blogosphere.
When asked about her “Enchanted” track, Taylor responded: “It was about this guy that I met in New York City, and I had talked to him on email before, but I had never met him. And meeting him, it was just this overwhelming feeling of: I really hope that you’re not in love with somebody. And the whole entire way home, I just remember the glittery New York City buildings passing by and then just sitting there thinking, am I ever gonna talk to this person again? It was that feeling of pining away for a romance that may never even happen, but all you have is this hope that it could, and the fear that it never will.” Taking it even a step further, Taylor uses the word “wonderstruck” in her song, a word that Adam has used on more than one occasion on his online Owl City blog.
Long story short, in the spirit of love this Valentine’s Day, Adam Young has put up a song reply in the internet world as a response to Taylor’s “Enchanted.” Love is in the air with these two musically inclined young ones. What do you think of this bold move? Has Adam won Taylor over with this? Starting to re-think that special gift you bought your significant other? Ya, time to record a song.