THE LUMINEERS SHARE VIDEO “BRIGHTSIDE” | TITLE TRACK OF THE BAND’S UPCOMING FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM OUT JANUARY 14
The Lumineers share the first video for the title track of their upcoming album Brightside which is set to arrive Friday, January 14, 2022 via Dualtone in Canada and the U.S. and Decca Records for the rest of the world; pre-orders are available now.
The poignant video, directed by noted documentarian filmmaker Kyle Thrash explores love and relationships through people of different ages, ethnicity and orientations. The band appear in the video, performing at a dance in an American Legion Hall.
“The ‘Brightside’ music video is like a documentary of the American love story,’ says the band’s Wesley Schultz, “It features all real people – none of the people that appear in it are actors.”
Released last Monday, the song “Brightside” is quickly making an impact with well over two million streams and is the #1 most added song at Alternative radio this past week. Listen to Wes and Jeremiah recently chat about the new single on CBC’s q with Tom Power HERE.
Produced by longtime collaborator Simone Felice and produced, mixed, and engineered by David Baron over two sessions in winter and spring 2021 at Baron’s Sun Mountain Studios in bucolic Boiceville, NY, Brightside marks The Lumineers’ first new music in more than two years as well as the band’s most joyous and spontaneous piece of work thus far. The nine-song collection sees The Lumineers’ co-founders/co-songwriters Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites performing virtually all of the eclectic, effervescent instrumentation, with Baron on a wide variety of keyboards and backing vocals and more by Simone Felice, touring members Byron Isaacs and Lauren Jacobson, famed backing singer Cindy Mizelle (Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Band), The Felice Brothers’ James Felice, and acclaimed singer-songwriter Diana DeMuth.
With 15 #1 hits across a range of radio formats, The Lumineers have quickly risen to the ranks of the world’s most beloved bands of any genre with over 6.2M album sales including 1M in Canada alone, and over 5 billion streams across streaming platforms. Fueled in part by the breakthrough hit single, “Ho Hey,” 2012’s self-titled debut proved an immediate sensation, rising to #2 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 on its way to 3x RIAA Platinum certification in the U.S. The album is certified Diamond in Canada and earned a prestigious pair of GRAMMY® Award nominations including “Best New Artist.” The album CLEOPATRA followed in 2016, debuting at #1 on album charts in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom on route to RIAA platinum in the US and now certified 3x Platinum in Canada. The album’s highlights include the smash single, “Ophelia,” which spent an astounding 13 weeks atop the Triple A radio chart and currently boasts over 610M worldwide streams on Spotify alone. The Lumineers’ third album, the cinematic and inventive III, proved a critical and popular phenomenon upon its September 2019 release, highlighted by such singles as “Life In The City” and “Gloria,” both of which lit up multi-format radio outlets across the country, with “Gloria” topping the charts at Americana, Adult Alternative, and Alternative, including six consecutive weeks at #1 on the latter chart. III is also certified Gold in Canada.