For me, music is more than just art. Music is more of a force, able to stir one's emotions, awaken one's senses, and unite people under a common denominator. It is an essential part to my life.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Alas, the moment of fulfillment has passed. The follow up to Passion Pit's freshman LP Manners has been released, and enough time has ticked by for it to settle in. Gossamer is an interesting one, to say the least. As has been advertised by various media outlets and interviews, the themes attacked by lead singer Michael Angelakos are far more mature and emotional than its predecessor. Alcoholism, socialism, love; these are a few topics covered amongst a sea of other inner battles and personal turmoil. After three years, a long wait for someone's favorite band, Angelakos has revealed himself to us in a very unique way. He has also shown how his songwriting has progressed, possessing R&B prowess on "Constant Conversations" and crafting piano ballads on "It's Not My Fault, I'm Happy". Without a doubt it seems like it has been a busy year for Angelakos, but he deserves to give himself a pat on the back for constructing such a solid album and following up just how you're expected to, with something different that doesn't sacrifice the Passion Pit brand. Is Gossamer better than Manners? I am not sure yet, but there is plenty of time to answer that later on down the road. I've posted my two favorite non-singles from Gossamer below, "Cry Like A Ghost" and "It's Not My Fault, I'm Happy", and if you haven't listened to the album already, what have you been doing?!