The Lumineers Dance In The Street In ‘Ophelia’ Video

Sitting outdoors a restaurant a block off of the 16th Street Mall, the Lumineers’ Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites are indistinguishable from any of Denver’s thrift-shop millennials. The band are actually gearing up for the discharge of their second album, Cleopatra, the lead single from which – Ophelia – was released on-line final month. In addition, their not too long ago released single ‘Ophelia’ is trending primary for the fifth week in a row on the AAA radio format, following ‘Ho Hey’ and ‘Stubborn Love.’ Both singles from their debut album spent weeks as radio chart toppers, and ‘Ophelia’ is rapidly following in their footsteps.

And it seems that their religion shouldn’t be sick-positioned: Following one hundred ten weeks (to date) on the Billboard 200 chart, the band’s debut album earned them two Grammy nominations and a spot on Obama’s summer time playlist (although even he has yet to listen to the new album). The Lumineers walk that line with an unerring gift for timeless melodies and soul-stirring lyrics. Per Billboard , it’s their highest-charting album since 2003, though it only bought 4,000 extra copies than 2012’s #11-debuting Koi No Yokan.

Even if their comeback tanks financially — which appears unlikely given their already sold-out tour — you get the sense Fraites and Schultz would shrug, maybe ask Sushi Den to offer them back their busboy gigs and take a look at once more later. As of December 2013, their debut album has been licensed Platinum in the US and Ireland, with Gold certifications in the UK, Australia and Canada.

There is one thing timeless about The Lumineers that links their songs to 18th century pastorals, nineteenth century work songs, twentieth century folk narratives and twenty first century post-modern cinematic soundscapes. These aren’t songs you’d expect from the band that wrote what’s arguably the most well-liked marriage ceremony track of the last decade, in sentiment or sound. But I was thinking how silly it was to call it Ophelia having so much love for that band and that song Ophelia, it was so big for The Band.

That was just the beginning: Over the subsequent two years, the Lumineers earned a Grammy nomination, airtime on SNL and a music on the President’s Spotify playlist It additionally despatched them on a prolonged international tour, wrapping some two years after their debut’s launch party at Denver’s Twist and Shout. The Lumineers poured their heart, soul and power into their performance and their ardour for what they have created could possibly be clearly seen.