Passion Pit Celebrate Club Life In Their Dizzying “Lifted Up (1985)” Video: Watch
Electro-pioneers Passion Pit return with the first taste of third LP Kindred (due April 21). “Lifted Up (1985)” finds the band in a nostalgic mood — tapping into the celebratory nature of ’80s dance-pop. They put a frenzied twist on that decade’s feel-good floorfillers, delivering a track that brims with sparkly synths and slowly builds to a massive chorus. It’s probably the trio’s most accessible track since “Sleepyhead” and sounds like a crossover hit.
The video finds frontman Michael Angelakos, who recently co-wrote Ryn Weaver’s breakthrough hit “OctaHate,” making his way through a bustling club. At first he is pummeled by the rowdy crowd but keeps on moving through different rooms until he finds something a little less hectic. By the end of the clip, the 27-year-old is the life of the party. I’m sure there’s a metaphor in there about persistence. It also looks good. Watch up top.
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