Originally intended to be a Valentineâ€™s Day gift, this lo-fi collection ofÂ six electro pop songs has been gaining more and more interest.
Starting off with â€˜Iâ€™ve Got Your Numberâ€™, we begin with a Morse code-like beat intertwined with a simple xylophone melody. It slips into a magnetic chorus which doesnâ€™t intend to let go. It may be lacking a little bit of polish but its rawness lets you into the heart and soul of Passion Pit.
Continuing in a similar fashion but slightly more hypnotic is â€˜Smile Upon Youâ€™. Driven along by a drumming bass line, and once again gripped by a glorious chorus, it feels like the beginning stages of something special. That doesnâ€™t last long!
As we enter â€˜Cuddle Fuddleâ€™ (is that really the best name they could come up with for this track?) I suppose itâ€™s fitting. With a repetitive lyric regarding Rapunzel, which makes you want to self harm yourself, the skip track button becomes more and more attractive.
We continue, after a moment is taken to collect oneself, into â€˜Live To Tell The Taleâ€™. Floating along quite nicely, but never really reaching the heights, you wish for it to stay safe and just steady the ship. â€˜Better Thingsâ€™ is certainly an apt name for the penultimate track. After a few seconds of spoken word we burst into an infectious chorus add to that a nice twist near the end when things become calm and we have a song with hit written all over it.
We reverse into â€˜Sleepyheadâ€™ with a pounding drum; eclipsing the rest of the EP by someway (and thatâ€™s not an easy thing to do). Starting off simply, the verse soon leads into what can only be described as a beautiful chorus. Feelings of grandeur reappear once again, only this time thereâ€™s nothing that will take them away.
With the tiniest amount of polish Passion Pit could go all way. They should maybe consider a different name though!