Last summer, Adam Young, 23, was living with his parents in Owatonna, Minnesota, and had never left the Midwest. Last month, he played packed dates in China and finished a sold-out North American tour.
The singer and producer's single Fireflies appeared to come from nowhere to reach number one in the US in November. He says he was inspired by the boredom of his home town and the twinkling laptop-made beats and soft, innocent vocals evoke faraway fantasies and innocent daydreams.
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