Mike Rosenberg has been busking and serenading bar patrons as Passenger since he dropped out of high school at 17. He's traveled across Europe and released a slew of independent albums, and now, following the sudden success of his somber folk tune, "Let Her Go," the Brighton, U.K. singer-songwriter will release his new album, Whispers on June 9th.
Passenger debuting the lead single "Scare Away the Dark" on The Tonight Show on Friday, March 28th 2014. Passenger recorded Whispers' 11 songs in Sydney with co-producer Chris Vallejo. While the album grapples with real and fictional tales of death, love and aging, Rosenberg calls Whispers "easily the most 'up' album I've ever made." The title track, in particular, finds Rosenberg grappling with his inner turmoil as "Let Her Go" took off. After picking up a co-sign from, and opening gigs with, Ed Sheeran, Passenger went on to sell 1 million copies of the song last October and more than 2.5 million copies overall, while the video captured more than 155 million views on YouTube.