“Stubborn Love” – The Lumineers
I’m a little behind the eight ball on my post today, so instead of my usual paraphrasing of a band’s background info, I’m just going to do some quick copy and paste action. This is taken directly from The Lumineers’ Wikipedia page:
“The Lumineers are an American folk rock band based in Denver, Colorado. The core band consists of Wesley Schultz on guitar and lead vocals, Jeremiah Fraites on drums, percussion, mandolin and vocals, and Neyla Pekarek on cello, mandolin, piano, and vocals, with added musicians for tours. Their self-titled debut album was released on Dualtone Records on April 3, 2012, peaking at number 11 on the Billboard 200 chart.”
Schultz and Fraites began playing together in 2005, four years after Jeremiah’s brother and Wesley’s best friend, Joshua, died of a drug overdose. The duo began playing shows around New York before eventually becoming frustrated with the high cost of living and difficulty in breaking into the music scene. They packed their respective instruments and headed west for Colorado. Upon arriving they placed a Craigslist ad looking for a cellist, which ultimately brought them the third Lumineer, Neyla Pekarek.
A couple months ago, Spotify announced that The Lumineer’s single “Ho Hey” was the most shared song in Manhattan, and the third most shared in Brooklyn. I guess it’s safe to say that they finally broke into the New York music scene. Enjoy.