Passion Pit is prepping its new album Gossamer for a July 24 launch, and the first single just hit today: “Take a Walk.” Listen to it streaming on SoundCloud below.
The song has that same thumping quality that the band became known for with its debut album Manners — but it seems to us to be a little less about impressionism, a little less about electronica, and a lot more about indie rock. That may be a smart move for a band looking to break through from below-the-radar hit to national sensation.
It seems there are a number of bands vying for the label “the next Coldplay.” Passion Pit has stiff competition from other recent breakthroughs like M83, but maybe they have a shot.
The song isn’t yet available on Spotify, iTunes, or anything like that, so your option for the moment is to find it on the music streaming and sharing service SoundCloud. Alternatively, you can find it on the band’s website.
The track is embedded below; give it a listen and let us know what you think.