Thanks to Conan O’Brien’s talk show I found about a band called The Lumineers and a song called Ho Hey and then another song called Stubborn Love. It caught my attention and after listening to a couple more songs, I’m really hooked. (My personal favorite song is Submarines)
Since I’m lazy, I quote the Wikipedia article on the Lumineers:
“The Lumineers are an American folk rock band, based in Denver, Colorado. The two founding members and songwriters of the Lumineers are Wesley Schultz (lead vocals, guitar) and Jeremiah Fraites (drums, percussion). Schultz and Fraites began writing and performing together in New Jersey in 2005. Neyla Pekarek (cello, vocals) joined the band in 2010. Stelth Ulvang (piano), and Ben Wahamaki (bass), joined the band as full-time members in 2012. Their self-titled debut album was released on Dualtone Records on April 3, 2012, eventually peaking at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart in January 2013. As of December 2012, their debut album has been certified gold in the US, UK, Australia, Canada and platinum in Ireland.”
I think the founder Jeremiah Fraites said it well about they’re take on music:
“We’re not reinventing the wheel or doing anything that different, the songs are super simple. The ideas themselves are very simple ideas. Anyone who can play an instrument can play a Lumineers song. I think there’s a certain cinematic aspect of our music that I really like.”
And to that I can only add: there’s no need to reinvent the wheel when you write good songs.