The Lumineers Share Inspiration Behind Their New Album “III”

The Lumineers in concert in 2017. Photo by Joe Papeo/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9070515dc)

Our favorite indie folk band The Lumineers is gearing up for their new album’s release and we finally know what their new music is all about. They recently shared crucial information about their upcoming studio album III, and it sounds awesome.

The Lumineers didn’t opt for this name simply because this is their third studio album. III will actually be arranged like a book with three separate chapters consisting of several songs, each one focusing on three complex and equally interesting fictional characters.

The indie folk band already introduced the first song, “Gloria”. The first third of the album will focus on her journey, while the other two will follow another two members of her family – her son Jimmy Sparks and her grandson Junior Sparks.

“It combines specificity with a more general exploration of family, love, loss and pain – and, yes, arranging the songs that way is meant to trick you into consuming the whole thing,” explained band’s frontman Wesley Schultz in an interview with Billboard.