The American indie-folk band of the moment
On The Lumineers’ audacious new album, III, every note, every syllable, and every moment of silence in between is emotionally charged. The songwriters Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites make it emphatically clear that the arrangements don’t have to be dense for the songs to be intense.
The work is titled III not just because it’s The Lumineers’ third full-length album, but more significantly because nine songs are presented in three chapters (in addition to the nine songs the album contains an instrumental plus three more bonus songs that don’t fit in the narrative).
Fraites adds, “when Wes and I write, we just care about writing a good song; the music always comes first. This collection of songs worked out in a beautiful way, and I feel with this album we’ve really hit our stride.”