The Lumineers released their new album, III, on September 13, 2019 – the band's first full-length album since Cleopatra. III is audacious: every note, every syllable and every moment of silence in between is emotionally charged.
The new album is a cinematic narrative told in three chapters, with the songs from each chapter focusing on one primary character in the fictious Spark’s family. “Gloria”, the first single from III, is about love between an addict and her family.
“Jolting and unsparing” – Jon Pareles, New York Times
Wesley Schultz says the album “was inspired by a member of my family, and no amount love or resources could save her. She’s now been homeless for over a year. Loving an addict is like standing among the crashing waves, trying to bend the will of the sea.”
Jeremiah Fraites says, “This collection of songs worked out in a beautiful way, and I feel with this album we’ve really hit our stride.” The band has sold out tours across the world, with over 300,000 tickets sold on 2017’s Cleopatra World Tour and ended with 27 sold out arena shows. The Lumineers have also supported icons and their musical heroes on the road, including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on his final tour and U2 on its Joshua Tree tour.