The news of American singer Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit has surely been a surprise for most of his fans. Even though they might be in shock they are definitely supporting him coming out in the open about being gay.
According to Pitch Fork, it was very difficult step for the singer as he is a married man too. Talking about the same, he said, ?I just wanted so badly to be straight, because I love her so much. I think that was one of the most painful things when we decided to separate.?
Angelakos said Mucci has been incredible and encouraged him to come out earlier this year. “When I decided to really deal with it head on?which was, I don’t know, in June?she was the one who spearheaded it in a way. … She said, ?You need to figure out what’s going on with your sexuality because you can’t hate yourself anymore.??
Here?s the entire podcast interview:
?I’ve told very few people in my personal small circles because I don’t know how to talk about it, you know? Talking with you?we’ve talked before?when someone understands what you do and what you make, it disarms you a little bit and you can just be yourself because you don’t have to defend your work. … This is the kind of situation every artist wants to be in?to talk to artists they really admire. When this was all happening recently, finally, I just decided it might be best to talk about it here. I don’t really know what happened, but it’s just one of those gut feelings. It’s the same gut feeling I had when I said, OK, I kind of just need to talk to people about the fact that I am. I’m gay. And that’s it. It just has to happen. This was exactly the type of situation where I don’t feel like I’m being threatened.?
And even though he has separated from his wife, he believes that they have a great bond. He said, ?We remain close and believe that this will strengthen our bond and love for one another as we move forward together in a healthier and happier friendship. Every separation is difficult in one way or another, and we would appreciate the respect of our privacy during this time. Thank you.?