The Lumineers have been drifting in and out of my life for about a year now. After their single “Ho Hey” appeared on the season finale of CW’s Hart of Dixie in December last year followed by the release of their self-titled debut album this April they’ve really started to catch fire. They’ve been selling out shows across the UK and US, and their popular singles “Ho Hey” and “Stubborn Love” have made them a household name among roots-revival enthusiasts.
Part of the reason they are so successful is that their songs are so simple. “We’re not reinventing the wheel or doing anything that different,” says drummer Jeremiah Fraites, “The ideas themselves are very simple ideas. Anyone who can play an instrument can play a Lumineers song. I think there’s a certain cinematic aspect of our music that I really like.”
I highly recommend checking their tour schedule and seeing them live sometime in 2013 (the remaining 2012 shows are sold out).
The Lumineers – Ho Hey
The Lumineers – Stubborn Love