Pay No Mind

Album: Adventure (2015)

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  • Madeon teamed up with Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos for this track. The French producer told Digital Spy how the collaboration came about. "When I did the instrumental for 'Pay No Mind,' it just really felt like the first idea that came to my mind was Passion Pit, but I didn't dare ask him because he hadn't really done a collaboration before of that sort," he explained. "I said, 'Just give it a try', and he was up for it and it happened really quickly, and I was really happy with it."

    "And there are guitars in that song performed by Sam Halliday from Two Door Cinema Club, which I had worked with on their last single 'Changing of the Seasons,'" Madeon continued, "so we had met before and talked about him playing on some of my music, so it was just [a sense of] 'Oh, he would sound great on this.'"
  • The music video tracks a young man named Icarus and a girl called Asteria as they explore a futuristic city. The clip is the second installment in a three-part sci-fi series following a young couple in the future.
  • Michael Angelakos admitted to Billboard magazine that he was nervous before laying down his vocals, because he didn't know what he was getting into. "He (Madeon) said, 'Why don't you give it a listen and see if you would sing on it?' I sent my verse back to him and he made me re-sing it because I mumble a lot," the Passion Pit frontman recalled. "I did the Michael Jackson thing where you record another track where you hit all the consonants really hard, and that sufficed."

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