Singer-songwriter Passenger Performed in Nottingham on 4th September 2021 after playing to a sold-out Rock City.
Passenger is a multi-award-winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter from Brighton, England. Mike Rosenberg, also known as Passenger played 14 songs while on his tour in Nottingham, promoting his most recent album, Songs for the drunk and broken hearted.
Supporting the Folk-rock singer was Gabrielle Aplin, a Bath, England, born musical artist who warmed up the crowd for the first hour of the show. Gabrielle Aplin played in a similar fashion to Passenger which helped to build the atmosphere and gain some new fans ready for Passenger’s performance.
Known for his busking on the streets, Passenger made the turn to performing in stadiums with help from his song “Let Her Go”. “Let Her Go” reached number 1 in 19 countries and now has over two billion views on youtube. This song is not his only achievement as his music spans across 12 albums over his 13 years in the music industry.
From the fourteen songs played at Rock City, Nottingham many were sung along with the crowd, featuring I Hate, Scare Away The Dark, Let Her Go and Sandstorm. By introducing the crowd with Survivors, kick-started the night and provided a taste into what to expect throughout; Followed by Lifes for The Living and through to those featured on Passenger’s many albums. Also played on the night in Nottingham was Sword In the Stone which was performed as a duet with Gabrielle Aplin which provided a nice touch to mix up the performance.
Passenger will continue his Songs For The Drunk and Broken Hearted tour at Moseley Folk Festival, Birmingham on 5th September 2021. I would recommend anyone in Birmingham who is into Folk music to book their tickets to watch this must-see performance.
Songs For The Drunk and Broken Hearted by Passenger
“Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted” is the twelfth studio album by British singer-songwriter Passenger, released in January 2021. The album features a mix of heartfelt ballads and upbeat tracks, showcasing Passenger’s distinctive voice and storytelling abilities.
The album opens with the introspective “Sword from the Stone,” which sets the tone for the rest of the album with its stripped-down instrumentation and emotionally charged lyrics. Other standout tracks include “Tip of My Tongue,” a catchy and upbeat track with a memorable chorus, and “What You’re Waiting For,” a soaring ballad that showcases Passenger’s impressive vocal range.
Lyrically, the album explores themes of love, heartbreak, and the emotional toll of relationships, with a focus on personal growth and resilience. The songs are filled with vivid imagery and relatable lyrics, making this a deeply emotional and introspective album.
Overall, “Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted” is a strong release that showcases Passenger’s talents as a songwriter and performer. The album’s mix of upbeat tracks and heartfelt ballads is sure to appeal to a wide range of listeners, while the honest and introspective lyrics make this a standout release in the singer-songwriter genre.
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