Rising R&B star Asha Gold shares second single ‘Passenger’

The runaway success of Asha Gold’s debut single ‘Too Good’ was unprecedented. Going from an entirely unknown beginner, Asha Gold was swiftly picked up BBC Radio 1’s Jamz Supernova, selected for Tidal’s Rising: R&B playlist, and also gained praise at Colors, Elevator, Clash Magazine, Earmilk and more. Now, with over 50,000 Spotify plays on ‘Too Good’, the London-based artist is ready to release her second single ‘Passenger’.

In contrast to the current limitations on everyday life, ‘Passenger’ reminisces on the power of travel, how it can inspire you and help you to grow as an individual.

“Passenger’ was one of the first songs I ever wrote. I had been travelling 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 travelling, constantly on the move. 

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.”