Further to this week's Bpositive's Song of the week, I felt compelled to explore further the fine artist that is Passenger.
Passenger, real name Mike Rosenberg is a folk singer/songwriter from Britain. His stage name comes from his previous rock-folk band, in which he was the main vocalist and songwriter. When I was first introduced to Passenger by a colleague of mine at work, who, it turns out shares an equal passion for great folk and acoustic music, I was simply blown away by the sound of this man. He instantly put me in mind of other great folk artists which I am a huge fan of such as; The Tallest Man on Earth and a young David Gray. Similar in tone and vocal projection, Passenger, like The Tallest Man on Earth has a somewhat Dylan-esq raw sound to his songs and a very unique voice.
Although his defining track to date is the very popular Let her go, I found this gem of a track through a YouTube search and I instantly loved it. There's just something about playing music on public transport that lifts the spirits of all on board - and with Holes this is no exception. The fast-paced, catchy song will always captivate an audience and leave them tapping their feet and having the song in their head for the rest of the day.
Not only do I wish I was a passenger on board the tram when this video (right) was filmed in Melbourne, Australia, but I also wish i'd witness more of this on my commute to work in London. I'd certainly put down my Metro paper, take out my ear phones and sing along whilst tapping my feet -and i'm sure the other passengers on board would too. Who knows, it may even make us smile on a Monday morning.
Passenger singing 'Holes' on a tram in Melbourne