Music is something that is extremely personal. I have felt bereft of real music for some time now. It is impossible to relate to anything the music industry has been “manufacturing” lately. Almost everything felt like it was put together by corporates after listening to a focus group. It was all unreal and plastic.
That was till I heard Passenger. He is a Brighton lad who has made it big. His story and the life he has experienced along the way seems real. He has honed his trade by busking in the New York. His music is steeped in his life experiences. His voice can fills an empty space unto its brim. Hearing his single “Let her go” really stirred something inside me that I had not felt for a long time. Twerk off Miley & Co., there is a new kid on the block and he has travelled a long way to get here.