Michael Angelakos, the frontman higher identified by his group’s aptly named stage moniker Passion Pit, might show his feelings extra genuinely than any artist touring in the present day.
The indietronica band led by the 30-year-old Angelakos stopped on the Fox Theater in Oakland on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 in the course of the group’s first tour in over two years in promotion of the 2017 album Tremendous Sea of Love, and delivered a livid efficiency dripping with the type of emotional intimacy followers have related with by means of each undertaking within the group’s catalog.
The multi-talented musician constructed his repute on the bouncy synths, pulsing rhythms and trademark high-pitch vocals that introduced Ardour Pit to the forefront of the indie pop scene in 2009 with the breakout album Manners, together with fan favourite tracks The Reeling, Little Secrets and Sleepyhead.
Regardless of his self-publicized battle together with his personal psychological well being situations, which he usually notes are exaggerated significantly as a result of stresses of life as an artist caught within the fixed rotation between life within the studio and the highway, Angelakos beamed with vitality by means of each observe.
Between belting vocal stints, Angelakos transitioned between performances on the piano to letting entrance row followers sing by means of his personal microphone. He spent a great portion of the present standing atop his monitor audio system or piano stool.
Every little thing about Angelakos’ efficiency felt actual; as if he belonged on the stage, and we have been all destined to be there feeling no matter vibe he occurred to be feeling on the time.
Ending with the Gossamer hit single Take A Walk, Ardour Pit closed down the present with a really acceptable group hug, beaming with smiles.
Artists like Angelakos make a significant distinction relating to combatting the social stigmas surrounding psychological well being, and the unimaginable human expertise he communicates by means of his music and stage presence is infectious. Right here’s to hoping his message spreads like a virus.
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Written By: Aaron Nelson,