Music Review: Passion Pit – Gossamer

Passion Pit have recently returned with their third album entitled Gossamer.

The Massachusetts natives are well known for hits such as ‘Moth’s Wings’ and ‘Sleepyhead’ but this might just be their best album yet.

Given the fact lead vocalist  Michael Angelakos recently revealed he suffers from bipolar disorder and has been treated for mental health issues, the album could have easily turned into a depressing account of his struggles.

Passion Pit

Passion Pit

‘Take A Walk’ opens the album, setting the perfect tone for an album that will no doubt be played repeatedly over the summer. In true Passion Pit style, the majority of the tracks on the album are upbeat, catchy and full of the energy that Passion Pit fans have become acquainted with over the years. Nevertheless, the electropop anthems are balanced out nicely by more mellow tracks such as ‘Two Veils To Hide My Face’ and ‘It’s Not My Fault I’m Happy’ both of which are no doubt blatant references to Angelakos tough year.

The final track on the album, ‘Where We Belong’ is the perfect end to such an ambitious album. Passion Pit have always had a particular following, being favoured by indie fans, but this album seems to be a turning point for the five-peice. Hopefully thanks to Gossamer, Passion Pit will begin to attract an even bigger following.  This is most definitely where they belong. 8/10

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