On Tuesday, fans of Passion Pit will get their hands on the band’s sophomore album, Gossamer. Frontman Michael Angelakos says that it took him four years to release the new album because he had a large amount of material to sift through.
“It took about two months to get into the atmosphere of writing and then once I was in to it we started doing intense writing sessions,” Angelakos tells Britain's Q magazine. “I was really obsessed with getting it right and doing everything properly. I wrote over 200 songs for this record and I think at the end of it all I can say is time is an artist's best and worst friend!”
Angelakos added that he experienced some challenges in his personal life over the last few years, which affected the album’s songwriting process. “[Gossamer]'s about being overly self-aware, young, hyper self-conscious, living in this world where you're now responsible for people or someone,” reveals the singer. “There are a lot of these new elements that popped into my life right when we started recording. It caused some friction but overall it's been pretty good."
We’ll have to wait until next month to hear the new songs live as the band has canceled all of its tour dates in July. Angelakos posted an apology on the band’s website, saying that he needed to cancel the shows so to "work on improving my mental health.”
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