Passion Pit has released new music! Rejoice!!
After 2012’s wonderfully phantasmal Gossamer, we’ve been waiting patiently for new material from Massachusetts’ indie/electric power group Passion Pit. The wait is finally over, because they’ve recently released two singles and are featured on a third with DJing/producing 20 year old prodigy Madeon. Their new album entitled Kindred is due out April 21st.
The first single I’ll look at is Lifted Up (1985). With a joyous beat and complex lyrics that I’m still trying to analyze, this song is what fans have been waiting three years for. It features a very catchy chorus and thus this is the single that could gain the most popularity. Also enticing is the chanting on the track. “1985 was a good year” indeed.
Listen to it here:
Next is Where the Sky Hangs, a slower and groovier tune than Lifted Up. This song is more bass driven with wavy synth undertones and more focus on Michael Angelakos’ vocals. There aren’t as many of Angelakos’ characteristic high notes on this track as Lifted Up also. This song has an overall disco-house feel to it.
Listen for yourself:
Both songs are very signature Passion Pit but don’t sound too similar to what they’ve done before. They stick to what they do best without sounding the same as they have on previous albums.
The final single I want to look at closer is their collaboration with Madeon, Pay No Mind. The song has a very typical Madeon kick and electro/house feel featuring Angelakos’ vocals. It also has a very signature Madeon instrumental break and closing. With Angelakos’ soaring vocals, this is very possibly an EDM hit and has already been hailed by producer/DJ Porter Robinson as the best song of 2015 so far.
Pay No Mind:
Based on the recently released singles, I have very high hopes for the rest of the album. They’ve kept to what Passion Pit does well without sounding too identical to what they’ve done before, and I hope this pattern continues on the full album. Make sure to check out Kindred when it drops April 21st 2015.