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black crow / cooking vinyl

cd (pre-order)

Expected Release: 31st Aug 2018


deluxe 2cd (pre-order)

Expected Release: 31st Aug 2018


limited indies-only blue lp (pre-order)

Expected Release: 31st Aug 2018


lp (pre-order)

Expected Release: 31st Aug 2018



Expected Release: 31st Aug 2018


Ivor Novello Award-winning singer-songwriter Passenger has announced details of his new album ‘Runaway’.

There have always been two sides to Passenger: the epic, radio-friendly sound represented ‘Let Her Go’, and ‘Young As The Morning Old As The Sea’, and the more introverted, singer-songwriter side heard on, for instance, ‘Whispers II’ (2015) and ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf ‘(2017). ‘Runaway’ finds Passenger embracing the epic once again: the melodies are unforgettable, the choruses colossal. The album, Rosenberg’s tenth in 11 years, was recorded between the UK and Australia with his co-producer, Chris Vallejo, but its aesthetic is North American. “My dad is American,” Rosenberg explains, “and we used to go over every other summer when we were kids. I always loved it. I guess I was seduced by it a little bit. It was such a culture shock coming from England.” Sonically, too, ‘Runaway’ draws on Americana, for instance the early work of Ryan Adams. There is some lap steel, some mandolin, a little banjo, all courtesy of guitarist Benjamin Edgar, Rosenberg is also joined on the album by bassist Rob Calder, drummer Peter Marin and keyboard player Jon Hansen. Rosenberg imagined these new songs as unfolding against a backdrop of American landscapes. And so, rather than the usual video process, he and video director Jarrad Seng spent three weeks making videos on a road trip across the US. Throughout his colossal success, Passenger has continued to busk and will head out on a short busking tour this weekend. “Years ago, it was just me and a suitcase of CDs,” he explains. “We used to get 50 people. Now it’s stage, a soundman, telling councils in advance. We might play to 3,000 people. But busking is something we’ve always done, a unique part of what Passenger is. And part of it is selfish too. Promo can feel like a conveyor belt – but if I include busking on a promo tour, it means I get to play to the real fans every day.”



  1. Hell Or High Water
  2. Why Can’t I Change
  3. Heart To Love
  4. Let’s Go
  5. Eagle Bear Buffalo
  6. Ghost Town
  7. Runaway
  8. He Leaves You Cold
  9. To Be Free
  10. Survivors

deluxe edition 2lp / 2cd

  1. survivor - Live from Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park, OR
  2. To Be Free - Live from Dauphin Rd, Vineland, NJ
  3. Eagle Bear Buffalo - Live from Canaan Mountain Wilderness Area, UT
  4. Runaway - Live from Joshua Tree National Park, CA
  5. Ghost Town - Live from Michigan Theatre, Detroit, MI
  6. He Leaves You Cold - Live from Unityville, PA
  7. Let's Go - Live from Trough Rd State Bridge, CO
  8. Heart To Love - Live from a rooftop in Manhattan, NY
  9. Why Can't I Change - Live from Tahkenitch Landing Campground, Gardiner, OR
  10. Hell Or High Water - Live from Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles, CA