review // passion pit, gossamer
When Beat last spoke to Passion Pit’s frontman Michael Angelakos, his insight into the turbulent period that made up the album’s writing period was painfully honest. “Most of these songs are about people, told by a person: me, who is seriously delusional,” he said, of the album. “I became obsessed with ensemble casts, theatre-to-film adaptations, and developing several characters’ life stories in an hour and 45 minutes in one single room. I had gotten tangled up in many issues, many of them involving my fiancée, that I wanted to visualise in some way.” Dig a little deeper beneath the glossy, multicoloured veneer of Gossamer’s uptempo, sugar-sweet pop, the album’s material proves a razor-sharp and raw insight into the period of time that followed in the wake of Passion Pit’s well-received debut release Manners.