#ManCrushMonday: Passenger

#ManCrushMonday: Passenger

Man of the week

Text: Adibah Isa

Image: LAMC

As Passenger heads to our shores this weekend, get reacquainted with Mike Rosenberg, the man who convinced all of us to "let her go"

1. Passenger was initially a four-piece band
Fashioned as /Passenger, they even released an album in 2007, Chalkmark. Made up of Rosenberg and Andrew Philips, his friend with a background in film and soundtracks,the four-piece band fizzled out in 2009, just two years after the album release. Rosenberg carried on with the moniker Passenger as a solo artist.

2. Rosenberg's music roots lie in busking
In fact, the 32-year-old went from busking in pubs of around 50 people to selling out concerts now. Success didn't happen overnight, of course. The Brighton native cut his teeth busking on the streets of England and Australia for years before his big hit, Let Her Go.

3. New Zealand's landscapes provided much of the energy in his recent release.
His latest LP, Young as the Morning, Old as the Sea was recorded at Auckland's Roundhead Studios. Instead of his usual observations on people, the themes surrounding this album were derived from nature, wilderness and landscapes.

Passenger will perform in Singapore on 13 January, 8pm at The Star Theatre. For tickets, click here. For last week's #ManCrushMonday, click here.