Isn’t it nice when you hear a genre in its purest form, without deconstructing or distortion? Without obscure references, oblique time signatures, warping melodies, auto-tuning, masking lyrics, or just making the thing last forever. Straight up, simple Pop music: verse, chorus and a little diva warble to conclude. With Passion Pit’s Constant Conversations, on first listen it’s catchy, on second it’s endemic – these are big melodies indeed. I can honestly say (and I rarely mean it) in the last week I’ve barely listened to anything else.
Constant Conversations is on new album Gossamer and is out now on Columbia Records and also worth a listen is the rather dreamy St Lucia remix, free to download.