Filmed in the epic Scottish Highlands, here’s the latest video release from Passenger, ‘Sword from the Stone’. The gorgeous scenery is a match for the beauty of the song. The single coincides with the release of Passenger’s 13th studio album, ‘Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted’, which was delayed by the pandemic, allowing for new songs to be written and included. Passenger (also-known-as Mike Rosenberg) says of the song: “When I wrote it, I knew that I’d stumbled across something special . I write a lot of songs and I like most of them, but every now and then one comes along that feels really fresh and exciting. I wrote it in the first lockdown when I was feeling pretty wonky and weird about the world and as a result I feel like it might have captured something that has been universally experienced this year – The way that time has seemed to pass horribly slowly and strangely quickly all at once and the emotional rollercoaster that we have all been on since this thing began. We were lucky enough to escape to the beautiful highlands of Scotland to shoot the video. We wanted an epic visual backdrop to match the feel of the song but also to juxtapose the claustrophobic theme of the lyrics.” The song was included on the ‘Patchwork’ album last summer but this new version is fresh and different enough to have made the cut on the new album too. It’s an excellent introduction to the new material. Enjoy.
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