Something for the weekend: Passenger “A Song for the Drunk and Brokenhearted”

Well that’s it from us for another week dear reader. Passenger aka Mike Rosenberg, who headlined Black Deer 2018, hasn’t had a new album now since that same year’s ‘Runaway’ which was billed as his first foray into Americana, but in fact there’s always been a twang to his music, and the (almost) title track from his forthcoming album ‘Songs for the Drunk and Brokenhearted’ (which you can preorder in various nice limited edition formats here) is his twangiest yet. The record was originally due to land in May of this year, and then you know, that thing happened. He comments: “I decided to hold it back as it just felt like a bit of a waste to put it out during lockdown with no real means of promoting it. I’m soooo glad that I made that decision. I ended up writing a bunch of new, and frankly better songs.” The album is now due out in January, but in the meantime this is a flavour of its sound, and it’s as warm and inviting as ever, a real tonic for the times with a great video too. Nice one Pash! Have a good one.


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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 19 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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