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Audio CD, Import, International Edition, June 24, 2014
Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, presents Whispers, the follow up to 2012 s All The Little Lights, which featured the international hit single and 3x Platinum "Let Her Go."
Recorded in Sydney and co-produced by Chris Vallejo, Whispers is comprised of 11 tracks that tell tales some real, some imagined of love, death, growing up and getting old. A master of story telling, Passenger yet again strikes the perfect balance between the heartbreaking and the humorous, all wrapped in beautiful instrumentation, creating a sumptuous, symphonic sound.
"This is easily the most "up" album I ve ever made," explains Passenger. "It s quite cinematic. There are lots of big stories and big ideas. There are also some somber moments about loneliness and death but, hey, it wouldn t be a Passenger album without those. Mostly though, it s a really positive album."
Lead single "Scare Away The Dark," which is already a fan favorite at live shows, presents listeners with a different side of Passenger than the one they ve come to know from international smash single "Let Her Go." It s a riotous rant about technology taking over our lives, calling on listeners to seize the moment and embrace life. Though he didn t realize it at the time, title track "Whispers" captures the chaos in Passenger s head as "Let Her Go" began to snowball. "Heart s On Fire" is the album s grandest love song, starting sparse on finger picked guitar and building into a dramatic, passionate, strings-soaked plea to the person you can t get out of your head.
|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|
I love anything Passenger does and one of my sons borrowed the first one of these and did not return it.Published 11 days ago by T. Daniel
Get the deluxe edition if you are a fan of the singer/songwriter genre and really appreciate the simplicity of the artist and their guitar. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bob Free
What a wonderful singer and musician!!! this is my second c.d by Passenger and I must say it is awesome music.
I just LOVE him!!!!!!!!
Great album, I'm pretty certain I like this better than "all the little lights". So many wonderful songs, and per usual they stuff their album full of acoustic variations... Read morePublished 2 months ago by GS
I can't add much to what other enthusiasts have written. There is such a depth to this gem of a CD, and the guitar work will blow you away.Published 3 months ago by Lady O