Monday, 13 May 2013

Music: Passenger

It was in October of 2012 that I first saw Passenger, he was supporting Ed Sheeran, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed seeing him.
Before the gig, me and friend Sam, and the rest of the unlucky giggers, were stood outside in the bitter freezing cold for at least a good 40 minutes to an hour. So as you can imagine, I wasn't in the best mood when we finally got into the venue. 
However this all changed when Passenger got up on stage. Me being my disgruntled self had grumbled through the first support act (who's name I can't remember...sorry!), and was fully prepared to grumble my way through the next support act. However this was made impossible when Passenger came along, with his fantastic stage presence and witty quips that made all the audience chuckle - and this was before he'd even started playing. He was honestly one of the best live acts I've seen, he interacted and worked with the audience, and got us to sing along with a few of his songs such as "Holes" and "I Hate" - which is one of my personal favourites, due it's brillantly funny honesty an example being "I hate The X-Factor, for murdering music, you bunch of money grabbing pricks"- how brilliant haha!
When I left the gig, I made a mental note to myself to go home and listen to more of his stuff, alas I did not.
However, just recently a friend mentioned they had been listening to him. And after showing me his wonderful song "Let Her Go", I've had his songs on repeat ever since.
The thing I really love about Passenger, is the refreshing honesty he brings to his songs, there is no holding back when it comes to writing relateable, funny and honest lyrics - my personal favorites being "You build your heart of plastic, get cynical and sarcastic, and end up in the corner on your own" and "We pretend to be friends on the internet, when in real life we have nothing to say".

Passengers album "All The Little Lights" is out now, go check it out if you fancy it!
So yeah,  that's just a little bit about what I'm listening to at the moment!
India x

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