Passion Pit Taking A Hiatus From Music To Focus On Mental Health

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Waiting for new music from Passion Pit? Unfortunately that won't be happening anytime soon.

Michael released a free album a few months back and that will be the last we hear from him for a while.

Today he released a statement saying he will be going on a musical hiatus to focus on his mental health. 

The statement says:

Until it is safer and healthier for us to be advocates, to be a writers, producers, and performers, I simply cannot continue making music. You’re either committed to it or not. To raise awareness one moment and announce a show the next doesn’t help me. It hurts me. And others. I love Passion Pit and I love music even more. When something would be wrong, I’d try to ignore it. Then I’d almost die. Really.History loves to repeat itself and it’s because of systems and their flaws. So, I decided to make solving this issue my priority for now. xo

how many more episodes of behind the music do we need? how many more artists need to die? sexual harassment lawsuits need to be thrown out? i make so much music on a regular basis. the only way i can do that is because i work really hard to stay healthy. better health = more art. it’s the 5th-anniversary of Gossamer, an album that is about and the product of a manic episode. I nearly lost everything, including my life. trying to make sure that Gossamer doesn’t happen to me or anyone ever again. i am always making music. will only release music if it is to benefit the work i am doing to improve the environment in which it is made.

As sad as it is that we won't get new Passion Pit, it's also pretty brave that he's seeking out help given recent events, right?

I hope he gets the help he needs and brings us new music again in the future.


Cole Selleck

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