September 21, 2018
Hello everyone , hope you’re all really good !
Here is the seventh video from our “runaway” roadtrip series . This one was shot in Detroit and is called “GHOST TOWN” .
I have only ever played once in Detroit – a few years ago at a beautiful old venue called the filmore and it was definitely one of the stand out shows of the tour .
I have to be honest , before that evening I was quite unaware of what the city had been through . We had a few beers and a chat with some locals after the show and they gave me a brief history lesson ….
The birth place of Motown and once the thriving home to much of the American motor industry (General Motors , ford etc ) the city then fell on hard times as cars became cheaper to make over seas .
Many of the factories and plants closed down leaving thousands of workers unemployed and with few prospects .
Over the years more and more people left Detroit in search of opportunity and as a result houses and in some cases entire neighbourhoods were completely abandoned .
I remember this idea really sticking with me . The thought of a real life ghost town was so sad and bizarre .
A few years later I wrote this song .
We spent two days filming there on our trip and it was quite an overwhelming experience . Driving through silent streets that would have once been bustling neighbourhoods and walking in to abandoned houses still full of peoples discarded possessions and old lives . it was deeply sad and honestly quite a difficult couple of days .
I hope we’ve captured some of the mood and atmosphere with this video .
Massive thanks as always to jarrad seng for nearly freezing his fingers off during the making of this and also to stu larsen and chris vallejo.
Please share it around if you can .
Loads of love and many thanks .
Ps I need to say that this is only the situation in a few areas and Detroit for the most part seems like a really cool town . The last thing I want to do with this song is to paint an unfair picture of the place or offend anyone !!!
November 19, 2017
Hello everyone !!
I haven’t been on here for a while …. I hope you’re all doing really well 🙂
Just wanted to share another little video from “the boy who cried wolf”
This one is for “simple song” and again is created by the amazing Matthew Robins !!
Please share it around if you like it .
July 28, 2017
hey guys , so as promised here is the new official video for “the boy who cried wolf” .
a huge thank you to Matthew Robins for the hours and hours of work that went in to making it and for turning it round so quickly . what a talent !!!!
hope you guys love it as much as we do and please feel free to share it around if you do xx
March 5, 2017
hey everyone ,
hope this finds you well ….
i just landed in PHILADELPHIA and I’m hugely looking forward to getting going with the NORTH AMERICAN tour 🙂 half of the shows are now sold out and most of the others are getting really close … head over to https://passengermusic.com/live to get yours !
for now though , something a bit special …. we’ve been working on this over the last few months and I’m delighted to finally be able to share it with you .
as soon as i wrote “beautiful birds” i felt like it would work really well as a male / female duet . i also kept on picturing an animated video for it . I’m so delighted that both ideas were able to come to fruition and i couldn’t be happier with how they have turned out .
massive thanks to the wonderful BIRDY for finding time to sing on this song . such an amazing talent and so easy and lovely to work with too .
a huge thanks also to Jess Cope, Adam Oehlers, Luke Simpson and Partizan for their incredible patience and for working so hard to make this video what it is .
please do share this video if you can – its something that we’re all really proud of and would obviously love for it to reach as many people as possible .
thanks so much for watching .
February 5, 2017
hello legends !
hope you’re all having a lovely sunday 🙂
here is the new sunday night / morning video ….
its a bit of change this week – we decided to use a song from the album as opposed to a new demo .
Jarrad Seng has been filming it over the last few weeks as we’ve been traveling around australia .
the song is “if you go” which is all about those amazing early stages of a relationship and falling in love . its also about being present and enjoying the most simple and beautiful moments in life .
massive thanks to all of the lovely couples that took part and thanks to you guys for watching 🙂
if you like it then please do us a huge favour and share this video around as much as you can .
thanks you for the brilliant support and i hope you enjoy the video !
January 29, 2017
happy sunday everyone !!! hope you’ve all had a good week !
here is this weeks sunday night video !
its a song called “someday” which is a newish one of mine .
i wrote it on a little island off the coast of thailand last year . i was pretty exhausted as i’d just finished recording “young as the morning” in new zealand and touring australia so i decided to stop off for a few days on the way back home .
there wasn’t any phone signal or internet and for a little under a week i just did nothing but read and play guitar and swim in the sea . i remember feeling so balanced and content and i think that really comes across in the song .
again , this is only a demo so its certainly not perfect ….
we filmed it last weekend on Fitzroy Island Resort, Queensland which (for those of you that aren’t familiar with it) is just off the coast of cairns in far north queensland .
it is an absolutely stunning part of the world and thanks to Explore Tropical North Queensland we had the most fantastic day (which as you will see included scuba diving with tropical fish and we even go to snorkel with turtles which is an experience i will never forget – they are the most beautiful creatures !!!)
i thought it would be a perfect spot to film this simple little song . so without further ado here it is ….
huge thank you to Jarrad Seng Photography who was there to capture all of it on land , from the air and even under the sea …. what a legend !!
i really hope you guys enjoy it and please share it around if you do !
thanks so much for watching , listening and the amazing support .
ps I’m sorry if you are viewing this from the freezing northern hemisphere 🙁 i don’t mean to rub it in haha … hope it helps to warm you up xx
January 8, 2017
hello everyone 🙂
hope you’re all good ??
we’re having the most amazing time on our ASIAN tour so far !! i never dreamed that i’d get to play gigs in this part of the world and so far its been incredible !!!
we spent the last few days in SEOUL which was was spectacular (i will post pictures soon !!) and now we’re in TAIWAN …. what crazy little adventure !!
just wanted to give you guys a heads up that a lot of the NEW ZEALAND and AUSTRALIAN dates are getting close to selling out …..
after playing so many solo shows in both countries i’m really looking forward for you guys to hear the full band 🙂 this will probably be the last tour for a while down under so it would be amazing to see as many of you at the shows as possible !!!!
if you’re keen then you can grab tickets from www.passengermusic.com/live
alright , sales pitch over 😉 below is another video that we shot when we were in ICELAND last year . its for the song “everything” which is the opening track as well as being one of my favourite songs on the album .
it really is such an amazing looking country and i hope this clip does its beauty some justice .
as ever please share it around as best as you can …. it would make me feel a lot better about freezing my ass off in the icelandic snow for three days haha 😉
thank you as always .
loads of love .
November 10, 2016
hey guys ,
here is the video for my new single “when we were young” (and no its not an adele cover ;-))
we shot it in an amazing little pub in london and i had the best day hanging out with everyone – total sweethearts all of them !!!
its a simple video and a simple song but one that hopefully touches on something that we all feel .
massive thanks to james lees and all of the crew and cast for making it so fun and easy .
thank you so much for watching and please , as ever , share it around if you can .
all the best .