Lyrically, the track touches on the type of material that Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night” and the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” covered, with references to sleeping in their clothes after all that partying, staying up all night (until twilight, to be more specific) and generally pledging to have fun.
Given how much success Owl City and Carly Rae have had as solo artists, it’s only a matter of time before this track begins to burn up the charts. It certainly has all the makings of a hit, especially one designed for the summer. It’s easy to sing along to, even easier to dance with and just sounds like it was designed to be played at the beach.
“We don’t even have to try,” they chant, “It’s always a good time.” Adding to the sing-along nature of the single, there’s also a “Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh” refrain thrown in for good measure, matching the song’s SoCal, fist-pumping vibe, during which Owl City wonders “What’s up with this Prince song stuck in my head?” This track will certainly have pop fans wondering the same thing about this song.
“Good Time” is the lead single off of Owl City’s next album, The Midsummer Station, due in August. Bilboard.com reports the song will hit radio on June 26. The album is a follow-up to 2011’s All Things Bright and Beautiful .
No word on if it will also be featured on Carly Rae’s debut album, which is slated for release in September. Her release is also expected to include a duet with her “boss,” Justin Bieber .