stu larsen

Since taking a random detour almost ten years ago, the Whanganui River has been one of my favourite places on earth and recently I had the most amazing week in a little cottage about an hour up the river.


No phone. No internet. No television. I spent the days reading books and writing songs and skimming rocks and climbing hills and listening to the hum of nature all around me. It was perfection. I think I have finally found a place I would happily call home..

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Ed Sheeran, Passenger, and Stu Larsen performing Hearts on Fire and No Diggity in Nashville, September 4, 2013. (Video by untamedbliss.)

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if you are sat in a coffee shop for a day (with harry), i imagine this would be what the playlist would sound like 

you and i - ingrid michaelson// banana pancakes - jack johnson// cherry wine - hozier// goodnight (acoustic) -cher lloyd// patient love (acoustic) - passenger// paper sails - stu larsen// i’m yours - jason mraz// a drop in the ocean - ron pope// new soul - yael naïm// fifteen - foy vance// gold rush - ed sheeran// lucky - jason mraz and colbie caillat// can’t help falling in love - tyler joseph// skinny love - bon iver// she - ed sheeran// let her go (acoustic) - passenger// bubbly - colbie caillat// meet virginia - train// come on get higher - matt nathanson// 

Such an emotional show last night, feels like the end of an era, it’s been an amazing three years travelling the world with my best friend, I can’t believe the things we’ve done, feels like a dream!! 

I owe this man so much for letting me tag along for so long, travelling the world to play music. I am the luckiest. Thank you Mike!!!!

Next year is going to look a little different, but it’s going to be another big one and I hope to see some of you along the way. I’ll be announcing some more tour dates in a few days…  www.stularsen.tumblr.com/tourdates

Photo by the amazing Cath Britton. 

a mix for “this homework has to be done in 6 hours and i’m just starting it” type situations

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summertime sadness (cover) -rizzle kicks// fantasy - alina baraz & galimatias// 1996-the wombats// bust your kneecaps - pomplamoose// sex (acoustic) - the 1975// learn me right - birdy & mumford and sons // the big bang - rock mafia// paper sails - stu larsen// soak up the sun - sheryl crow// moonshine - bruno mars// island in the sun - weezer// latch (acoustic) - sam smith// beautiful goodbye -maroon 5// put your records on - corinne bailey rae// curtain call - aiden grimshaw// tightrope - walk the moon// be with me - foy vance// take a walk - passionpit// chocolate - the 1975// the xx - the xx// disconnected - 5 seconds of summer// come on get higher - matt nathanson // high for this - ellie gouldling// lay me down - sam smith// gold rush - ed sheeran// i wanna be yours - arctic monkeys// that girl - justin timberlake// mr. brightside - the killers// white noise - mnek x disclosure// this love - maroon 5// sweater weather (acoustic) - the neighbourhood// i see fire - ed sheeran// staring at the stars (acoustic) - passenger// rhythm of love - plain white t’s// tongue tied - grouplove// everything - michael bublé// heartbreak warfare - john mayer// neon cathedral - macklemore and ryan lewis// cooler than me - mike posner// human - the killers//