He rose to fame after years of busking and playing gigs with his 2012 hit Let Her Go.
But despite his huge success with the acoustic song, Mike Rosenberg, who goes by his stage name Passenger, said the film Frozen and its signature song almost clouded the triumph.
‘That flipping film has ruined my life’, the English singer-songwriter told The Project co-host Peter Helliar on Wednesday night’s show, referring to the Disney film’s track Let It Go.
‘You have a big song, you think “At least get the title right”… but thanks Frozen,’ he added sarcastically with a thumbs up gesture and a laugh.
The only similarities between his hit song and Frozen’s world-famous ballad are the titles, however the 32-year-old said he always receives song requests for the track.
‘Do you ever consider playing it?’ asked Pete.
Rosenberg’s song Let Her Go, which was the second single from the artist’s third album, All The Little Lights, has garnered over one billion views online.
Meanwhile, Let It Go, sung by the actress and singer Idina Menzel who plays the film’s titular role, Elsa, has amassed just over 800,000 views on YoutTube.
While on The Project, Rosenberg also spoke about how he has reacted to one of his songs making it big.
Carrie Bickmore asked whether he knew it was ‘going to be that one that connected with people?’
‘When I wrote it, I liked it and thought it was catchy but back then I was busking and playing in tiny pubs and it wasn’t even in my sort of solar system that I could have a hit single.’
The humble artist added: ‘I’d never had a song on the radio.
‘I had no idea it would end up being this thing that would take me around the world and open these doors, it’s amazing.’
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