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Passion Pit Delicately Cover fun.’s ‘Carry On’

Michael Angelakos turns chest-thumping single into tender ballad

picture-18547-1390524318Kyle McGovern // July 12, 2013

Passion Pit may be an arena-sized acthow that happened is still a little mind-boggling — but main man Michael Angelakos recently scaled back for a gentle cover of fun.’s anthemic “Carry On.” The Gossamer singer, whose vocals are usually more than a little helium-juiced, performed a stripped-down version of the Some Nights epic for Vevo’s “Unexpected Covers” series, armed with nothing but a piano and four back-up singers. “I think it’s one of the prettiest songs on the radio,” Angelakos says in the just-released video. “I think pared down like this, you can hear it for the brilliant song that it is.” Watch it above.