When U.K. crooners Mumford and Sons broke into the radio airwaves, it was bittersweet. On the one hand, it was nice to see folk music finally be appreciated by a larger audience. On the other hand, it was Mumford and Sons, of all folk acts. The reason I bring them up is because The Lumineers are very stylistically similar to Mumford, but aren’t nearly as worried about being as polished or as palatable as their overseas cousins. They zig in areas that Mumford and Sons zag. Instead of using overwrought lyrics filled with words like “fickle” and “woozy” in the same sentence, The Lumineers keep it simple and understand the power of restraint. They’re singing from their hearts, not from their gallstones. There’s a reason why music like this never makes it to the mainstream, it’s because they’re not trying to please everybody. They’re simply making music for the sake of it, and what could sound better than that?
Watch a performance of their album standout “Stubborn Love” and check our catalog for their debut album!