Video: Passenger “Hell or High Water”

We keep telling anyone who’ll listen that Passenger, aka Brighton’s Mike Rosenberg, is one of the finest contemporary songwriters around and today he’s today released new single ‘Hell Or High Water’ which is in a word fantastico. Directed by long-time collaborator Jarrad Seng, the video is a result of a three-week road trip across the USA, providing the perfect backdrop for the widescreen, Americana-influenced sound which bodes well for the new album. “The song is a personal inquisition,” says Rosenberg. “I came out of a relationship a few years ago, and I was just baffled by it. Was it something I’d done? Something she’d done? The video was shot over a few days in various national parks – Monument Valley, Valley Of Fire, Death Valley and Joshua Tree. These epic and vast landscapes really help to portray a feeling of being lost in a hopeless quest for answers.” You can catch Passenger headlining the Black Deer americana and country festival at the end of June.

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

2 thoughts on “Video: Passenger “Hell or High Water””

    1. Sorry Sam it should really read “next” album, no news on when that might be yet. You may have already heard the news that he’s announced details of some busking sessions taking place towards the end of this month which are:

      May 25 Glasgow
      May 26 Manchester
      May 27 London
      May 28 Brighton

      All busks will start around 12.30pm, Location details will be revealed via Passenger socials. Hope you get along to one of them! 🙂

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