Passenger's New Album 'Whispers' Review
As the Brighton born singer/songwriter Mike Rosenberg started to be exposed to the big scene last year, he knew that his life was going to become even better. From busking on the streets (which he still does in every country he visits) to playing live on the big stage, he has transformed himself into a successful musician.
His new album, Whispers, follows his previously successful album with musician Andrew Phillips (‘All the Little Lights’) was recorded at a small Sydney studio, which went platinum.
If you like Ed Sheeran, The Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, Ben Howard and Of Monsters and Men, you are going to love this, trust me. Hitting stores on the 6th of June 2014, ‘Whispers’ is the brand new, 6th studio album completed by the amazing British indie-folk musician Passenger. Two newly released singles from the album include, ‘Whispers’ and ‘Heart’s on Fire’. As always Passenger has stuck to his own style of indie-folk, yet he has added a few different sounds in this new album (Medieval and brass sounds), which makes it interesting, however his rasping but affectionate voice and violins contain emotion for the melodic background of the songs.
As the album progresses it tells an emotional stories about Passengers past , but they are also controversial with today’s world and how he sees it (People using Facebook, twitter, social networking basically too much). He tells the truth of what is out there and how it is impacting on society; however interpretation is left up to the listener.
Overall this was an immense album and whilst listening to it, it did change my thoughts on the indie movement, while sometimes repetitive; I predict the album will have mass appeal and should become one of his most commercially successful albums to date.
I love the style and type of melody construction that is Passenger, I rate this album 7.5/10.
Written by Franky Timis