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Passion Pit Celebrate Messy Relationships in Polished ‘Carried Away’ Video

Passion Pit, Sophia Bush

Happy Valentine’s Day, people who love watching other people’s bad relationships. Passion Pit’s “Carried Away” carries more than a whiff of the Talking Heads’ equally jaunty “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” in its keyboard-pop DNA, but nothing about the song’s newly posted video feels like home. Instead, the Boston band’s main man, Michael Angelakos, engages in a series of subtitle-driven fights and apologies with a lover, played by former One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush. “We all have problems,” Angelakos sings, but it’s hard to have too much sympathy for this otherwise successful-looking couple without knowing more about them than their self-inflected traumas and grandiose gestures (she once looked cute doing martial arts, so he apologizes via skywriting?). It’s still crazy to think that for this deceptively cheery-sounding litany of woes, from last year’s Gossamer, the place turned out to be Madison Square Garden.