Passion Pit are set to release their new track “I’ll Be Alright” on 23rd July. The track is the second to be taken from their sophomore album Gossamer – also set for release on 23rd July – following “Take A Walk” that was debuted on the band’s website in May and which Zane Lowe made his ‘Hottest Record in the World.’
Starting with a sudden seizure of skittering programmed drum swarms and diced synths, “I’ll Be Alright” soon opens up in to a glorious, melodic and multi-layered pop song as Michael sings “My brain is racing and I feel like I’ll explode!” amidst the orchestral glitch.
Passion Pit is the dynamic musical mission of Michael Angelakos, the electronic wunderkind best known for his complex and multi-layered pop songs. Angelakos, who debuted with his notoriously charming Chunk Of Change EP in 2008, released Passion Pit’s debut full length Manners in 2009. Speaking about the album, Angelakos said: “On Gossamer there is more of a dichotomy between the lyrics and the music. You hear my lyrics more precisely which is something I was ready for. The lyrics on this album have a lot to say about what the last two years of my life have been troubled with.”
Gossamer was made throughout 2011 in Los Angeles and New York City, and again finds Angelakos working with Manners producer Chris Zane.