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Owl City, 'Alligator Sky' Feat. Shawn Chrystopher -- New Song

Owl City, the electropop project of singer-songwriter Adam Young, is back with a new song, 'Alligator Sky,' featuring Los Angeles rapper Shawn Chrystopher.

'Alligator Sky' follows the typical Owl City template. Computerized instruments provide a gentle musical base while Young sings about the power of imagination.

Owl City's indietronica vibe may not seem like an ideal place for a guest rapper, but Young and Chrystopher make the pairing work. While many guest rappers only offer a standalone verse, Chrystopher chimes in throughout the song, his forceful delivery serving as a change-up to Young's more hazy, dream-like vocals.

The song climaxes with Young singing the final chorus atop prominent synths that sound like strings: "Where was I when the rockets came to life / And carried you away into the alligator sky / Even though I'll never know what's up ahead / I'm never lettin' go, I'm never lettin' go."

Owl City broke through to the mainstream with 'Fireflies,' a No. 1 hit in 2009. 'Alligator Sky' will be on the act's next album, 'All Things Bright and Beautiful,' which drops on May 17.

You can check out 'Alligator Sky' by tuning into AOL Radio's New Pop First station.

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