Passenger -- the one man musical outfit of singer/songwriter Mike Rosenberg -- will release the new album Whispers on June 10 via Black Crow/Nettwerk. Lead single "Hearts on Fire" is scheduled to drop April 14. The new album follows up the best-selling breakout album All The Little Lights and the international hit single "Let Her Go."
From the Press Release: Brighton based singer/songwriter Mike Rosenberg has penned the new album over the last 2 years, some written before and some written after all the mayhem began but what is evident is that all eleven new songs sparkle with the same passion that made "Let Her Go" the biggest selling single in the UK last year, a top 5 US hit and topped the charts in 20 countries.
Whispers is Passenger's 6th studio album and was recorded in the same small Sydney studio as its predecessor with the same co-producer, Chris Vallejo, and many of the same musicians. What propels every story on every song is that unmistakable voice.
"This is easily the most 'up' album I've ever made," the 29 year old admits. "It's quite cinematic. There are lots of big stories and big ideas. There are also some sombre moments about loneliness and death but hey, it wouldn't be a Passenger album without those."
Whispers grandest love song is probably 'Heart's On Fire', which starts out sparse on finger picked guitar and builds into a dramatic, passionate, strings-soaked plea to the person you can't get out of your head. Close your eyes and you can picture it being played by an orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.
"Let Her Go"'s success continues to spiral in 2014 - but for Passenger, it has simply opened some doors. Thousands, rather than hundreds, now come to his shows and know all of the words to most of his songs. He has built up a huge connection with these new fans via social networks and even continues to busk, as he has since he went solo in 2009.
"I'm planning a lot of busking over the next few months, before the festivals start," says Passenger. "I can't just rock up with an acoustic guitar anymore - I've had to adapt. But busking is still my favourite thing to do.
Passenger may well be coming to a city near you soon. Try to catch him. And wait till you hear Whispers. It will really give you something to shout about.
1. Coins In A Fountain
3. Heart's On Fire
5. Golden Leaves
7. Rolling Stone
8. Start A Fire
10. Riding To New York
11. Scare Away The Dark