YOU write a bunch of songs in an EP for your then-girlfriend, gather a few like-minded people who dig your tunes to create a band, write a full-length album that becomes a worldwide success, and then call your latest follow-up a “maturation of sorts”.
For 25-year-old Michael Angelakos – the brain behind US electro-indie pop outfit Passion Pit – the quintet’s much-anticipated second album Gossamer has him putting the past behind.
He speaks wonders of it and, in a way, puts aside the critical success of 2009’s Manners – Angelakos’ now-recognisable falsetto singing self-reflecting words packaged in a synth-infused, upbeat pop-rock album laden with disco choruses.
“It’s (Gossamer) going to be a beautiful record. It’s like the next step for Passion Pit,” he told LOUD over the phone from New York City in the lead-up to their album release in July and their concert here in August.
Angelakos and his band are now focused on translating Gossamer into a live show, with Singapore one of the first few countries on their tour to try out their new, larger sound.
“We’re adding new members and it’s going to be a rather large undertaking.
“You have no idea what it’s like carrying that much equipment to Singapore,” said Angelakos, laughing.