Owl City"The wheels are definitely turning," Adam Young tells Popeater. Although Young, who is better known as Owl City, the basement wunderkind behind 2009's breakthrough album 'Ocean Eyes,' spent most of 2010 on the road both headlining clubs in North America and Europe and opening stadiums for John Mayer over the summer, he's not referring to the tour bus. He's speaking metaphorically about his next record.

The 23-year-old post-emo singer-songwriter says he's always ready for when inspiration might strike. "I always have a text file that's open on my computer. Whenever I read a book and come across something, or I'm sitting in a room with somebody and hear two people talking and something sparks my imagination, I write that down and save it. I have a big collection of ideas all sort of jumbled together, all waiting to be sifted through."