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PASSENGER

PASSENGER

        British folk singer/songwriter Michael Rosenberg has been very successful in the last couple of years. Better known by his stage name Passenger, it has been almost impossible to get away from his massive hit “Let Her Go,” which has been taking over radio airwaves all over the world. In 2003, Passenger was started as a five piece band by Rosenberg and Andrew Phillips (as a band, their name was formatted as “/Passenger.”) Rosenberg later kept the name for his solo work after they disbanded in 2009. As a solo artist, Passenger has released five studio albums in the last five years. However, it wasn’t until his 2012 album, All the Little Lights, that people started recognizing his penchant for honest songwriting and catchy melodies. All the Little Lights became gold and platinum certified around the world, aided by its platinum selling single, “Let Her Go.”

        Passenger released his latest album, Whispers, on June 10, 2014. Still riding the high from the global success of “Let Her Go,” Whispers fared well on the charts, peaking at number 5 in the UK and number 26 in the United States. Passenger released a video for Whispers’ first US single, “Scare Away the Dark,” in June as well. The video features Rosenberg being pulled through an office while the office was being overrun with nature. Taking the words of the song to heart, the office and its workers succumb to the beauty of nature, getting rid of their computers and taking in the fresh air.

 

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