Singer-songwriter Passenger – AKA Mike Rosenberg – has released his latest single, Heart To Love.
The wistful, optimistic song, which finds Passenger seeking a romantic partner despite multiple setbacks, is available to stream everywhere now. It showcases the emotion in his voice as well as his songwriting and guitar-playing skills, with plenty of twang and folk and rock influences.
“Heart to Love is a song I’ve tried to record a few times and for whatever reason it just wouldn’t work,” says Passenger. “Finally we’ve recorded it in a way that it sounds exciting and how I always imagined it. It’s a simple song really, about trying to find the right person, which is probably something that everyone can relate to.”
Passenger has also released a new video for the track. Filmed on the Las Vegas Strip, the clip shows Passenger playing his acoustic guitar and singing the song as people pass by. It was directed by Passenger’s long-time collaborator Jarrad Seng during a three-week road trip earlier this year.
Heart To Love is the latest release from Passenger’s upcoming album, Runaway, which is due for release on 31st August on Black Crow Records via Cooking Vinyl. The album was recorded between the UK and Australia with Passenger’s co-producer Chris Vallejo, and is his 10th album in 11 years. It also features lead single Hell Or High Water, which was recently added to the Radio 2 playlist and has amassed over 14 million streams across Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube. Runaway will be available on CD, Vinyl LP and download, as well as Deluxe formats which include live acoustic versions of the album recorded across North America.
To support the album, Passenger will embark on a world tour, starting with a sold-out show at Edinburgh’s Queens Hall on 29th August. He’ll play eight UK dates as part of the tour, including sold-out shows in Manchester, Birmingham, London and his home city of Brighton. The tour will also visit Europe and North America.
Passenger is best known for his Ivor Novello Award-winning song Let Her Go, which reached number one in 19 countries and has gained almost two billion video views. The accompanying album, All The Little Lights, also went platinum or multi-platinum in 11 countries. His most recent album, 2016’s Young As The Morning Old As The Sea, entered the UK chart at number 1, whilst the accompanying tour saw him perform for over 1.4 million people across 29 countries. Additionally, his songs have been streamed over 1 billion times on Spotify.
Passenger’s new album Runaway will be released on 31st August. To pre-order the album please visit: https://passenger.lnk.to/RUNAWAYpr.
See Passenger on tour in the UK later this year:
29th August – Queens Hall, Edinburgh (SOLD OUT)
30th August – Barrowlands, Glasgow
1st September – Vicar Street, Dublin
2nd September – Ulster Hall, Belfast
4th September – Albert Hall, Manchester (SOLD OUT)
5th September – O2 Institute, Birmingham (SOLD OUT)
8th September – Roundhouse, London (SOLD OUT)
9th September – Dome, Brighton (SOLD OUT)