Someone once stated “Life begins at touch of death”, and while this may be towards the darker sides of quotes, it holds true in several circumstances. Whether by accepting death, we can truly begin to live, or understanding that everything comes to an end, so why take things so seriously all the time. This can also hold true in music; like when one’s best friend passes away, you connect with their siblings through the power of music. And by creating this music, it not only helps the healing process, but engages the creative forces that enable fantastic music to be made. Such is the case with The Lumineers.
What came together when Wesley Schultz lost his best friend Josh Fraites to a drug overdose, it was Josh’s younger brother Jeremiah who connected musically with Wesley. After deciding New York City just wasn’t working musically for them, they packed up and moved to Denver where they connected with cellist Neyla Pekarek, and The Lumineers were truly created. Combining fantastic songwriting abilities with some damn catchy tunes, The Lumineers have made quite the names for themselves for only really being around a year. However once people hear their new self titled album, their success will be sure to grow. Don’t believe me? Check out their video for “Ho Hey” for yourself, and enjoy.