First Listen Review: Passenger – “Whispers II”

Genre: British Folk

The Good: Straight away this man sounds like Ben Howard, but his music is far more poetic and quiet. It’s less built on poppy hooks, but still has that extravagant outlook mixed with simplicity found on Ben Howard’s material.It has storylines of meeting interesting characters while traveling like on “David” and some of the most beautiful love songs heard this year on material like “Catch In The Dark” and “Words”. On “Words” we find the vocabulary and use of words amazing in painting a picture of how much the singer loves a woman he barely knows but sees often in the rain. The album closes on “Nothing’s Changed” with some quiet horns and backing vocals.

The Bad: You’ll have to be in a contemplative or relaxed mood to want to listen to this.

Would I Listen Again: Yes


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