Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos croons over an electric atmosphere created by Madeon in this ethereal new song. Find out more about this collaboration and hear the latest from these songsmiths.
Producer Madeon doesn’t shy away from pop, and you can hear that confidence on “Pay No Mind.” Featuring vocals from Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos, this track is a groovy take on a modern pop song.
The newest release “Pay No Mind” starts out with a bang, showcasing upbeat drums, tinkering synthesizers and a catchy vocal melody. The synthesizers bolster Angelakos’ bubbly voice before becoming the center of attention at the bridge. It’s clear from the heavy-handed electronics that French producer Madeon had something to do with the song. He uses an innovative electro-pop sound with a hard EDM edge.
What makes this track stand out, and also what makes it so danceable, are what Angelakos brings to the table. His vocal melody is the star of the show throughout “Pay No Mind.” Despite its modern composition, the song maintains a retro feel. Part of this is because of the instruments Madeon uses. The keyboards on the track have a quality to them that sounds straight out of a disco party that took place 40 years ago. This blend of modern with retro makes “Pay No Mind” a fascinating exploration of the electronic music genre.
Madeon recently made headlines as a performer at this year’s Coachella festival, but this new track is one of the first new announcements from the producer. He’s been hard at work on his debut album Adventure out this March.
Meanwhile, Michael Angelakos has been in the news a lot lately, especially after Passion Pit recently announced work on a new album Kindred, set for release this April. The band is also scheduled to perform at this year’s Buku Music + Art Festival in New Orleans. Michael Angelakos has been working on his own side projects while Passion Pit awaits its newest album release, and he recently did a sample of a Kate Bush song.
Hear Angelakos’ latest work with Madeon below: