With folk bands lighting up the music scene and hipsters only listening to what’s otherwise unheard, Mike Rosenberg fits in perfectly to today’s music scene. Rosenberg’s one-man busking band also has this fall’s best break-up song, “Let Her Go.” Calling himself Passenger, his most recent album, All the Little Lights, has just hit North America with rave reviews relating him to the artistic stylings and sound of Mumford & Sons. Rosenberg spent the last ten years traveling on pocket change and singing on city streets to fund his musical ventures. He truly encapsulates the wanderlust of writers and musicians from a simpler time. From his fuzzy beard to the raw sound of his voice, Rosenberg is far from manufactured.
All the Little Lights, funded by the pedestrians dropping change in his hat, is a collection of intimate songs about personal experiences. With an acoustic guitar and a few banjos here and there, he has allowed his lyrics to speak for themselves as his vocals tell a story of life, love, and dreams. If that’s not enough for you, his messy brown hair, British accent, and barefoot mentality helps make him both artistic and attractive.
Close friends with Ed Sheeran, Rosenberg is currently opening for Sheeran on his tour; hoping to grow his North American fan base. Passenger is a rare and too often undiscovered talent. He is just the breath of life the music industry needed. Whether he is busking on the streets of Glasgow or strumming in the Australian summer sun, Rosenberg is worth a second look.
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