“Young as the morning, Old as the sea” Album Review

Ashley Rasina, Opinions Editor

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In a generation where the radio is flooded with songs about sex and drugs, Passenger stands out. They release beautiful, meaningful songs, and their new album, “Young as the Morning, Old as the Sea”, is no exception.

The album has 11 songs and 5 additional acoustic versions of songs. The sound of the music does not stray far from their past albums, and the vocals by Michael Rosenberg are beautiful as always.

One of my personal favorite songs from the album is “Home”. The melody is beautiful and the lyrics are utterly captivating. The song deals with complex emotions, such as fear and love,  as well as addressing a feeling of homelessness in the world.

The album also includes sappy romantic songs, such as “If You Go”, “Anywhere”, “Somebody’s Love” and “Beautiful Birds”. Each of these songs takes on a unique tone, and captures different aspects to relationships. “Anywhere” is my favorite out of the bunch, because the melody takes on an almost bouncy quality, and if that is not enough, the lyrics are ,quite frankly, adorable. However, each one of these songs is uniquely beautiful. “Beautiful Birds” captures the pain of two lovers growing apart. “Somebody’s Love” is about having someone you love there for you through it all, and “If You Go” is a song about going anywhere for the one someone loves. Although these romantic ballads are beautiful, the album takes on many more topics besides romance.

The song “Young as the Morning, Old as the Sea” reminds me of a bucket list. The song lists location after location and experience after experience that the singer wants to do in his lifetime. Being a travel junkie myself, I find this song both distinct and captivating.

Of course, I cannot forget about “The Long Road”, a song that deals with, well, life. “The Long Road” captures the journey one takes in their life from holidays to vacations, from joy to despair, and from love to faith. The song is breathtaking and definitely worth a listen.

There are a couple songs I did not mention, but you will just have to tell me what you think of them yourself. Overall, Passenger created a unique and beautiful album that stands out from the crowd. I would definitely recommend giving it a listen.

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