Watch Passion Pit’s ‘Lifted Up (1985)’ Music Video
Directed by Phil Andelman, the video takes viewers into the middle of a rave party where frontman Michael Angelakos -- who came up with the concept -- is being pushed around by all the partygoers. Unfazed by the activity around him, he sings straight to the camera as we are taken from one party to another.
The video is full of color and light effects, just like you would see at a Passion Pit concert. However, instead of Angelakos being on stage, he is a part of the crowd. Towards the latter part of the video, it looks like just another scene with the singer in the middle of the audience, but as he jumps into the chorus, you start to see him literally levitate out of the crowd and lifted up -- just like the title suggests.
Passion Pit just finished a string of gigs at SXSW and are gearing up for the release of the new LP on April 21 via Columbia Records. They are celebrating the occasion with a headlining tour, including stops at a number of festivals like McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Phoenix, Big Guava Music Festival in Tampa, Fla., and BottleRock Festival in Napa, California. The Cambridge, Mass.-based indie pop outfit is also set to play SummerSonic in Tokyo in August. The full list of dates for the tour can be found here.