The Musically Literate

From John and Yoko to Miley Cyrus, Annie Leibovitz to David LaChapelle, the cover of Rolling Stone has all the time been an art kind in its personal proper. The band are now gearing up for the release of their second album, Cleopatra, the lead single from which – Ophelia – was released online last month. In addition, their lately released single ‘Ophelia’ is trending primary for the fifth week in a row at 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.

Cleopatra, the band’s lengthy-gestating sophomore LP, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart this week, accumulating a very respectable 125,000 equivalent items (108,000 in pure album sales, adjusted for track sales and streaming). It was that track that helped them to discover a document deal, and it featured on their album when it was lastly launched in 2012. Not to say, their music has essentially the most balanced mixture of devices and lyrics that make you need to take note of each word. Success hasn’t spoiled The Lumineers; reasonably, it’s inspired them to follow their muses even additional.

One of the perks of a more recent band like The Lumineers playing for hours at venues like the Hollywood Bowl and Red Rocks Amphitheatre (drummer Jeremiah Fraites’ favorite venue) is that a restricted quantity of fabric means the band intends to play every music off of Cleopatra, permitting no song to go unheard. If you ever have the chance to listen to the Lumineers or get tickets to one in every of their concerts, don’t move up the opportunity – you’ll be hooked!!!!

There is one thing timeless about The Lumineers that links their songs to 18th century pastorals, nineteenth century work songs, 20th century folks narratives and 21st century submit-trendy cinematic soundscapes. These aren’t songs you’d anticipate from the band that wrote what’s arguably the most popular wedding ceremony song of the final decade, in sentiment or sound. But I was pondering how foolish it was to name it Ophelia having a lot love for that band and that song Ophelia, it was so big for The Band.

Ophelia” might simply exist on prime-40 radio in between spins of Lukas Graham and Twenty One Pilots, and Ho Hey” did break into that pop sphere for a while, climbing to #2 on Billboard’s Pop Songs and Radio Songs charts and finishing up at #12 on the 12 months-end Hot 100. The tune represents an evolution of sorts without abandoning what made the Lumineers well-known. The band is touring in assist of their extremely anticipated forthcoming second album Cleopatra, out April 8th by way of Dualtone Records an Entertainment One Company.