Passenger, Listen & Learn Music

Sigue leyendo, practica tu listening y reading cada día y, además, descubre por qué todo el mundo adora a este cantautor británico.

Brighton is the birthplace of Passenger, this week’s featured music artist. The singer, Mike Rosenberg, started the band (originally a four-man show) in 2007. The group decided to split in 2009, leaving Mike as the sole member (Passenger is his stage name).

I am obsessed with the sound of this guy; I particularly enjoy the acoustic folk sound with the touch of rock. “Let her go” is one of the best songs I have heard in a while, and it definitely gets stuck in your ear. The soloist puts a lot of thought into the lyrics, and if you listen carefully you will notice that it does not only sound good—it has a profound meaning as well. The soloist received great acclaim with “Let her go” and it is still popular today. He has been making music for a while now, but it wasn’t until this hit that everyone started really talking about Passenger. The lyrics were even used in an English class my friend was taking!

In his music, Passenger introduces a lot of folk sounds: the guitar, violin, and light percussion in the background. The music is really more easy-listening, in my opinion. I enjoy listening to this music when I’m at home relaxing, or making dinner. After a long day, these lyrics and sounds really relax the body and soothe the mind. I think the best way I can describe the sound of this artist is that the sounds remind me of apple picking on a cool autumn day in the orchards, wearing flannel and being with the ones you love. It’s like being transported back to my childhood and I particularly like that.

If you are looking for something laidback and inspiring, look no farther than Passenger. I took a look and enjoyed almost every track. But, I have to admit that “Let her go” is still one of my favorites, and will probably be for years to come.


i360-by-diverbo-useful-vocabulary VOCABULARY

to split: separarse
stage name: nombre artístico
soloist: solista
lyrics: la letra
folk: estilo folclórico
soothe: calmar
laidback: relajado
I took a look: eché un vistazo

28/10/2015Level - difficulty 2United StatesAudioText3 min