Hello and welcome back Passion Pit!
On Wednesday (May 15), the Massachusetts-founded band unleashed their first new song in two years. Titled “I FOUND U,” the latest track features electo-pop outfit Galantis. Listen to the almost three-and-a-half-minute track above.
“I FOUND U” is Passion Pit’s first new song since the release of their fourth studio album 2017’s Tremendous Sea of Love. Shortly after the record’s release, frontman Michael Angelakos announced that the band would be taking some time off.
While the group did tour in 2018, Angelakos has been open about his mental illness and even revealed that the real motive for the group’s touring stemmed from the need to make money to cover his medical costs.
“I need money to be able to afford my treatments, to be able to afford the myriad costs of living with my disorder that have nearly ruined me,” Angelakos said in an interview with the Independent in early 2018.
Things seem to be a little better, and the group is back on the road celebrating a momentous occasion; the tenth anniversary of their debut album, Manners. Tonight, the act will perform at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago. The tour concludes in a couple of weeks on May 25 in Washington D.C. at the Anthem.
Manners was released in May 2009 and catapulted the band to one of the indie world’s biggest darlings. Manners included several hit songs for the group including “The Reeling,” “Sleepyhead,” and “Little Secrets.”
Upon its release, the album earned mostly favorable reviews and peaked at the number 51 spot on the Billboard 200 chart and the number eight spot on the US Independent Albums chart.