MTV Review: Passenger Charms The Pants Off Somerset House
The 'Let Her Go' hit maker returns to his previous busking ground...
On Saturday (11th July) Somerset House held another great live music event as part of their Summer Series. Surrounded by one of London's most iconic landmarks, people filled up the space early, with anticipation to see singer-songwriter Passenger.
It was beautiful weather and the opening act, Stu Larson, with his calming and beautiful voice, filled the air with a relaxed feeling of summer love. Yet it was only when Passenger came on stage when the atmosphere switched to excitement and fervency.
Right from the start it was clear that Passenger knew how to wrap an audience around his little finger with his charming jokes and an even more charming smile.
He revealed that he used to busk around the venue, back when he was still unknown and struggling. At the time he kept being kicked out of places and confessed how great it feels to be back, but this time on stage (legally).
The '27' singer started with a couple of his newer songs before he admitted that he always found it hard to find the perfect playlist to play at gigs. He continued to captivate the audience with a “Pash-Up” (Passenger Mash-up), singing parts of the songs requested by the audience. Not even the odd request of Miley Cyrus threw him off his game as he lovingly sang 'Wrecking Ball' for our amusement.
And as the sun was about the set over the magnificence of the surroundings, he played his hit single 'Let Her Go'. The crowed sang along as loud as they could, as it was the perfect moment and the highlight of the show.
Sadly, even the best of shows has to end and Passenger said farewell with his song 'Holes', which the audience kept singing over and over again until he came back out to give us an encore.
By Chantal Caduff