Watch Passenger Perform “Sword from the Stone” On Jimmy Kimmel Live! + #27 At Hot AC Radio
February 25, 2021 BY Nettwerk
This week, Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! from London’s famed Royal Albert Hall performing an intimate, acoustic rendition of his latest breakout single “Sword from the Stone” for the first time on national television. The song is from his latest acclaimed album, Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted, out now.
“Sword from the Stone (Gingerbread Mix)” is a special single version of the song produced by Ed Sheeran and Joe Rubel, who “transform the airy original with some extra punch in the piano, shuffle in the drums and other atmospheric touches that lend the song a pop sheen without sacrificing any feeling from the original” (Rolling Stone). The song continues its climb at radio, landing a #27 on the Hot AC Chart and #28 on the Triple A Chart.
Listen To “Sword from the Stone (Gingerbread Mix)” HERE
Passenger’s latest album is populated by drunk and broken-hearted characters and comprised of tracks mostly written when Rosenberg was newly single. The album was originally slated for a May 2020 release, but when the global pandemic turned the world upside-down, Rosenberg decided the it wasn’t quite done after all. A few songs no longer seemed to fit and came off. More importantly, three new songs were added, including album opener “Sword from the Stone.” The track is instantly relatable as Rosenberg struggles with feelings of loneliness during these isolating times and reflects on a past love. The song juxtaposes simple conversation in the verses with an outpour of raw emotion in the chorus.
Hailing from Brighton, England, Passenger is a multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter. Although still known for his busking, he long ago made the journey from street corners to stadiums, thanks in part to supporting his good mate Ed Sheeran, and most notably with “Let Her Go,” which reached number 1 in 19 countries, is approaching three billion plays on YouTube and is the #3 most Shazamed song of all time. Yet ‘Let Her Go’ is just one song from a remarkable and prolific back catalogue, including 2016’s Young as the Morning, Old as the Sea, which topped the charts in the UK and beyond. Rosenberg has over 2 billion combined streams on Spotify alone.
With an authentic and engaging live show that has won over scores of fans and critics around the globe and allowed him to headline some of the world’s most famous stages, Passenger looks forward to returning to the road as soon as it’s safe for everyone. Rescheduled North American tour dates are listed below.
Listen To Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted HERE