Passion Pitâ€™s return with Gossamer doesnâ€™t compare to their first energetic album, Manners,Â with it’s ear-catching favorites â€œSleepyhead,â€ The Reeling,â€ and â€œMake Light.â€ Gossamer is a more mature album with themes of physical and metaphorical struggles of getting to the brighter side, â€œAnd tomorrowâ€™s sun and buildings scrape the sky.â€ Â Ironically enough, the first single, â€œTake A Walk,â€ portrays the main theme of the album: heartache.
“I’ll Be Alright” speeds up with momentum, a chipmunk-like projected voice makes a perfect mix for a workout session.Â Lead singer, Michael Angelakos sings, â€œYou should go if you want toâ€ in his distinct voice. Flooded with vocal synchronizations, â€œCarried Awayâ€ redundantly discusses the universal aspect of dealing with reoccurring problems.
“Constant Conversations” depicts a wrecked love story, â€œSomeday youâ€™re gonna need to find some other kind of place to go,â€ and continually works off the album’s premise. Â Exploring the bandâ€™s high and low wavelengths of love, loss, and uncertainties with magnetically raw attention to their electric vibe.
Closing with a paradoxical happy ending, â€œWhere We Belong,â€ is a pop electric statement for Passion Pitâ€™s growth. Â This second full-length release has similarities to Neutral Milk Hotel, MGMT, Â andÂ Vampire Weekend.