By Cami Gore

Folk-infused, indie pop music will be flooding Washington D.C. next week, as Passenger will be gracing the 9:30 Club with his intimate lyrics on October 16.

Beginning as a band formed in Brighton, England, singer/songwriter Mike Rosenberg kept Passenger as his stage name when the band parted ways.

Passenger is best known for hit “Let Her Go,” which has topped charts in multiple countries, a song reflecting on the mistake of taking people for granted and the pain that comes from it.

Passenger’s latest album, “Runaway,” features hits “Hell or High Water,” “Why Can’t I Change,” and “Heart to Love.” Another song from the record, “Survivors,” has also sparked positive reactions from fans. In an interview with Americana UK, Passenger stated “I think we’re all survivors, to be honest. I mean, some of us more than others, some of us have to survive far more horrendous things than others, it’s all relative – whatever your experience is.”

The singer/songwriter is known for his delicate, unique tone and his beautiful, thought-provoking lyrics. “Whispers,” the titular song of his fifth studio album, includes the memorable lyrics “You see, all I need is a whisper in a world that only shouts.

Hearing Passenger play live is an opportunity you do not want to miss out on. Doors open at 7, and tickets can be purchased here.

Featured Photo Credit: Courtesy of Passenger’s Facebook page.

Cami Gore is a freshman journalism and dance major and can be reached at

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