Passenger leans into americana for new album, due August

We leave you this week with news that Passenger aka Brighton’s Mike Rosenberg has announced details of his new album ‘Runaway’, which will be released on August 31st on Black Crow Records via Cooking Vinyl and is available to pre-order now. ‘Runaway’ will be released on CD, Vinyl LP and download with Deluxe 2CD, 2LP and Deluxe Digital formats available that include Live Acoustic versions of the album recorded across North America.

Rosenberg will support the album’s release with a world tour across Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. The UK leg starts at Edinburgh Queens Hall on August 29th and includes a show at London’s Roundhouse on September 8th. Tickets on sale now from passengermusic.com/live/

The album, Rosenberg’s tenth in 11 years, was recorded between the UK and Australia with his co-producer, Chris Vallejo, but its aesthetic is North American. “My dad is American,” Rosenberg explains, “and we used to go over every other summer when we were kids. I always loved it. I guess I was seduced by it a little bit. It was such a culture shock coming from England.”

Sonically, too, ‘Runaway’ draws on the americana genre with nods to the early work of Ryan Adams. There is some lap steel, some mandolin, a little banjo, all courtesy of guitarist Benjamin Edgar, Rosenberg is also joined on the album by bassist Rob Calder, drummer Peter Marin and keyboard player Jon Hansen.

Look out for a review on AUK soon (well, sometime before its release) and in the meantime why not enjoy the immense new single in every sense of the word. Have a good weekend dear readers, go the Reds, etc. See you on Tuesday.

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years, although if you go to his Twitter feed it's just one long list of all the things he loves about Jeremy Corbyn, which is irritating. Also likes astronauts.

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