Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos has opened up about his mental health, explaining why he has been forced to scrap a number of live dates in recent weeks.
With the release of new album 'Gossamer', this Summer was meant to be a celebratory period for Angelakos. However, a number of scheduled gigs had to be pulled amidst fears for the frontman's well being.
Speaking to Rolling Stone about just what he is going through, Angelakos said: "People don't understand that it's not just debilitating; it's all-encompassing. It's something that you have to work on your entire life."
Adding: "My depression was so bad three weeks ago when we had to cancel everything -- people don't understand this. It was so bad I was suffering from something called Psychomotor Retardation, which is essentially where your brain starts shutting down your entire body. So you're sitting in bed and you can barely move."
Passion Pit are still scheduled to perform in the UK later this month, with their Reading & Leeds festival dates still due to go ahead.
Meanwhile, you can see Passion Pit's video for 'Constant Conversations' here.