Review

Passenger’s new album “Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted” is exactly that

Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) has released his anticipated full-length Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted, an album populated by drunk and broken-hearted characters and comprised of tracks mostly written when Rosenberg was newly single.

The album was originally slated for a May 2020 release, but when the global pandemic turned the world upside-down, Rosenberg decided the album wasn’t quite done after all.

A few songs no longer seemed to fit and came off. More importantly, three new songs were added, including album opener “Sword from the Stone,” which he wrote during quarantine and performed for the first time during one if his YouTube Isolation Sessions earlier this year.

Rosenberg talked briefly to our editor, Tecla Ciolfi, on Texx Talks, about his experience in self-isolation last year, that included the purchase of a whole brood of chickens which prompted him to name their coop Foulmoral, after the famed Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

All physical packaging of CDs and Vinyl will be made of 100% recycled material, and one tree will be planted for every physical piece sold via the Passenger webstore thanks to a partnership with Ecologi and the Eden Project.