Surprise—after a quiet 2016, Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos is making a Christmas album, and it’s out this Friday. Angelakos announced the project today with an original holiday song called “Stained Glass Windows,” a sentimental, stripped-down piano number accompanied by dreamy footage of a children’s holiday pageant.
The 15-track collection is dubbed Merry Christmas, Mr. Fields OST, and described as a “Christmas video album.” Did the mastermind of Passion Pit write and score an entire film about a grade-school holiday celebration? We’ll find out on December 16, when the whole thing arrives from Frenchkiss. Angelakos’s most recent album as Passion Pit was 2015’s Kindred. Watch “Stained Glass Windows” below.