Who Should Buy This: Fans of indie, folk, and acoustic music, guitarists, travelers, and people who believe in love.
Album: Young as the Morning Old as the Sea
Genre: acoustic, indie, singer/songwriter
Music Rating: 9/10
Lyrics Rating: 10/10
Sounds Like: Birdy, The Lumineers, Paper Aeroplanes
Best thing About this Album: The brilliant wondering of the lyrics and wandering atmosphere created throughout the album.
One thing I wish was different: There was a lot of floating and drifting musically. While beautiful and purposeful, I think the album could do with a bit more of a musical anchor. I know where the thoughts of this album wander, but I don’t know where it stands. That’s somewhat the point of the album, and it is even addressed in the last song — am I homeless or just heartless? While conceptually beautiful and brilliant, it is objectively harder to gain purchase for that very reason.
Favorites: When We Were Young, Anywhere, Somebody’s Love, Young as the Morning Old as the Sea, Home
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.
As a guitarist, this album was an immediate obsession of mine. What begins as an acoustic proclamation of devotion set to gorgeous guitar tunes and dutiful rhymes, soon expands and takes you on a journey of discovery and exploration in a beautiful juxtaposed wandering. I’ve picked out some of my favorite lines from each song.
“Everything is nothing until you’ve got somebody to share it with.” — Everything
“Forget the people we’ve been before.” — If You Go
“Days go running and hiding, and the weeks go slipping and sliding. Years leave quicker every time they come. Remember when we were young?” — When We Were Young
“Darling, just look beside you. Oh, I’ll go anywhere with you.” — Anywhere
“Oh, when the winds, they blow, you’re gonna need somebody to know you. You’re gonna need somebody’s love to fall into.” — Somebody’s Love
“I want to be free as the winds that blow past me. Clear as the air that I breathe. To be young as the morning, and old as the sea.” — Young as the Morning Old as the Sea
“Do you remember when we were two beautiful birds? We would sing when the morning would come.” — Beautiful Birds (feat. Birdy)
“You found faith, but you chose to doubt it. You found love, but you left without it.” — The Long Road
“Give me golden afternoons and give me silver moons that light my way, and I won’t ask for fool’s gold anymore.” — Fool’s Gold
“They say home is where the heart is, but my heart is wild and free. So am I homeless, or just heartless? Did I start this, or did it start me?” — Home
That’s it. If you loved these songs as much as I did, please consider supporting Passenger by purchasing the album from his 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.