Mike Rosenberg, better known as Passenger, has announced his new studio album Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted will be released on January 8th 2021.
In addition, he has shared the track that inspired the album’s title, “A Song for the Drunk and Broken Hearted,” along with an accompanying video that sees Passenger and his bandmates dressed as downhearted clowns playing to a room of the drunk and broken hearted. “This video was so much fun to make,” Rosenberg says. “I’m a huge fan of ‘The Joker,’ and as the lyrics in the chorus of the song mention ‘jokers and ‘jesters,’ it felt like the perfect opportunity to dress up like a clown and freak everyone out. The idea of setting it in a really grim and depressing bar room environment really helps bring out the story within the song.”
The majority of Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted was written when Rosenberg was newly single. “Coming out of a break-up creates such a fragile window,” he reflects. “You’re incredibly vulnerable for a few months. You’re so used to the safety of being with somebody and suddenly you’re out in the world on your own. And you get pissed and probably make some bad decisions. In some ways, you make it worse for yourself. But it’s a heady moment, losing love and being drunk. And it’s universal. Everyone goes through it at some stage.”
Rosenburg has also announced that 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.
Passenger’s proposed year of busking, festivals and headline shows is postponed until 2021*. Until then, Rosenberg has invited fans to an intimate evening at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall for an exclusive performance film that will be broadcast on January 10, 2021 to celebrate the album’s release.
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Tracklisting as follows…
- Sword from the Stone
- Tip of My Tongue
- What You’re Waiting For
- The Way That I Love You
- Remember to Forget
- A Song for the Drunk and Broken Hearted
- Nothing Aches Like a Broken Heart
- London in the Spring
- London in the Spring (Acoustic)
- Nothing Aches Like A Broken Heart (Acoustic)
- Suzanne (Acoustic)
- A Song for the Drunk and Broken Hearted (Acoustic)
- Sandstorm (Acoustic)
- Remember to Forget (Acoustic)
- The Way That I Love You (Acoustic)
- What You’re Waiting For (Acoustic)
- Tip of My Tongue (Acoustic)
- Sword from the Stone (Acoustic)