Who Should Buy This: People who appreciate folk-inspired singer/songwriter tunes, anyone who likes acoustic guitar, and those who have the heart of a poet. Or if your name is Louise.
Album: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Genre: acoustic, folk, singer/songwriter
Music Rating: 10/10
Lyrics Rating: 9/10
Sounds Like: James Bay, The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men
Best thing About this Album: Its existence? Passenger always delivers on thought-provoking lyrics, soul-searching melodies, and simply delightful guitar lines, and this album is no exception.
One thing I wish was different: “Sweet Louise” was the only song that I wasn’t in love with. It’s not bad. It’s fine. But I didn’t feel like it was on par, technically, with the rest of the album. It’s fluffy and cute, and that’s about it.
all of them The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Walls, Setting Suns, In The End, Lanterns
This is a playlist of all of the songs from the album that will automatically play through the whole album. To skip to a particular song, click on the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner.
Though Passenger will be taking a break from touring for a while, they’ve left us with a beautiful parting gift in the shape of a brand new album! Not long after we were all delighted by “Young as the Morning, Old as the Sea”, Passenger is delivering yet again with “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”. Longtime fans will find some tunes they recognize along with some that are brand new for everyone. One thing universal to all listeners is the overwhelming and profound warmth in the beautifully orchestrated music.
It has all the wonderful aspects we’ve come to expect from Passenger songs. From immediately iconic guitar riffs to thoughtful piano lines, it’s all here for us to enjoy while Mike and Co. get some much-deserved rest from live performances.
Here are some of my favorite lines from each track to give you a better lyrical sample of the whole album. Take a look and then take a listen!
“Well, I know it’s not been easy, but easy ain’t worth singing about.” — Simple Song
“I feel the sunshine when she smiles. I feel the rainfall when she cries.” — Sweet Louise
“I’ve an honest heart, but I’ve lies on my tongue.” — The Boy Who Cried Wolf
“Behind those walls a coward stands with an ego and a broken heart.” — Walls
“All my life I’ve been chasing setting suns.” — Setting Suns
“A heard-headed woman, and the best one that I know. And I love her.” — And I Love Her
“In a land that’s lost and free with my darling close to me, that is where I’m supposed to be.” — Someday
“Perhaps it’s just a point of view. Or maybe this one is down to you, my friend, in the end.” — In The End
“Holding on can be so frightening. I know she’s frightened too. But I’ll go dancing out in the thunder and lighting if she will too.” — Thunder and Lightning
“I’ve had a life of learning. I know people come and go. Be your lantern burning when your fires burn low.” — Lanterns
That’s it. If you loved these songs as much as I did, please consider supporting Passenger by purchasing the album from their website or on your favorite digital music store (iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, etc.)
And holler at me in the comments! I’d love to talk to you all about this album.