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MUSIC: The Lumineers are back with new album

Saturday, 13th April, 2019 7:00pm
MUSIC: The Lumineers are back with new album

The lovely Lumineers

MUSIC: The Lumineers are back with new album

The lovely Lumineers

AFTER the triumph of their UK and US number one record, The Lumineers are back with their third studio album, ‘III’, which is out on Decca Records on September 13.

The two-time Grammy- nominated band have also just released ‘Gloria’, the first single from the album.

A conceptual album presented across three chapters, ‘III’ is audacious - every note, every syllable, and every moment of silence in between is emotionally charged.

The album is darker in tone anything they’ve done before, with each part centring on one main character from a fictitious family known as The Sparks, who span three generations in the album’s storyline.

Mixing raw emotional themes with their ear-catching melodies, expressive vocals and trademark acoustic sound, ‘III’ moves masterly in artistic directions not yet traveled by the band.

Written by the two founding members, Wesley Schultz and multi-instrumentalist Jeremiah Fraites, the album sees violinist/vocalist Lauren Jacobson officially joining the band, after playing on their previous two albums. 

Lauren completes the touring lineup that includes pianist Stelth Ulvang, bassist/backing vocalist Byron Isaacs and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Miller. 

 The Lumineers self-titled 2012 debut album broke into the Top 10 of the UK Official Album Charts and was certified triple-platinum in 2018.

Their second album, ‘Cleopatra’, released in 2016, was certified platinum and hit No 1  in both the UK Official Album Charts and No 1 on the Billboard Top 200 in its week of release. 

The band has sold out tours across the world, selling over 300,000 tickets on 2017’s ‘Cleopatra World Tour’ which ended with 27 sold-out arena shows.

Their discography has racked up a total of 4.2 billion streams and 4.6 million album sales worldwide. 

The Lumineers have also supported their musical heroes on the road, including Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

Regarding the new album, Fraites says: “This collection of songs worked out in a beautiful way, and I feel with this album we’ve really hit our stride.”

This year, the band tours across the US and Europe and will play the 3 Arena on Friday, November 29. 

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