Asha Gold Reminisces About Traveling with “Passenger”

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By Alissa Arunarsirakul // May 22, 2020

Seeking inspiration from H.E.R. and Frank Ocean, Asha Gold has been classically trained in piano and drums since childhood. With only two singles to her name, Gold is well on her way to becoming London’s next breakout R&B star. As we’re stuck in quarantine, Gold offers a sensual experience by way of her astounding new single, “Passenger.”

On “Passenger,” Asha Gold reflected,

“‘Passenger’ was one of the first songs I ever wrote. I had been traveling in Europe, and on my train home I heard a guy on the platform playing a riff on guitar which caught my attention. I asked him what the chords were, and wrote the song the next day with the voice note he had kindly recorded for me. It’s about escapism and how all your stresses seem to fade when you’re traveling, constantly on the move.” 

“Passenger” was written about the inescapable magic of travel that makes us feel untouchable and liberated for a period of time. We may be contained to our homes for now, but Gold’s stellar track is urging us to plan our next trip once we’re able to travel again. Aside from the seductive instrumentals, it’d be remiss to not highlight Gold’s silky vocals that completely blow us away. 

“Although currently we’re all very limited on where and how much we can travel at the moment, I’m hoping this song gives people the same sense of freedom when they listen to it that I had when I was writing it.”

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