Adam Young | Artist On The Spectrum
Although not formally diagnosed with AS/ASD, Adam has publicly stated he identifies and thinks he has Aspergers. Adam has some of the tell tale signs such as sleeping difficulties, extreme introversion, very shy regarding dating, and terrified with telephone conversations. All traits my Asperger friends have.
In 2009, Adam Young received acclaim with his song, “Fireflies” which hit #1 on Billboard Charts for 4 weeks. He later collaborated with Carly Rae Jepsen on “Good Times” which topped at #6 on Billboard.
Although I was not actively following him, I appreciated what he was doing in the industry. His style wasn’t dark and moody. It was positive and optimistic. It was a great musical example to children and adults alike.
I believe this optimism is what attracted the producers at Disney to offer Young a song on the “Wreck It Ralph” film. That song is, “When can I see you again”. He also released Vanilla Twilight where NBA legend Shaquille O’Neil made an appearance.
Young is very religious and is an outspoken Christian. His faith comes through on the album, “Beautiful” and, quite clearly in the song, “Galaxies” on the aforementioned album.
Regardless of the intense anxiety inherent in his profession, Adam Young has took fear and set it on its head. Adam Young is a shining example of embracing the fear and courageously moving past the challenges he faces. Well done Adam!
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If you’d like more information on Adam Young, I would highly recommend checking out his web site and/or videos on YouTube