The Lumineers - 'Leader of the Landslide' Music Video
The Lumineers share the next installment from their upcoming full-length visual album ‘III’, out 13th September on Decca/Dualtone. Their new track ‘Leader Of The Landslide’ is the second song taken from the album’s second chapter,Junior Sparks.
Speaking of the track, lead singer Wesley says, “’Leader Of The Landslide” is about trying to outrun the ghosts that haunt you.We jokingly refer to this song as our folk ‘Stairway To Heaven’ because it’s an epic song with 3 distinct parts.”
The new album is a cinematic narrative told in three chapters, with the songs from each chapter focusing on one primary character from the three generations of the fictional Sparks Family. Each chapter will be released as an audio EP within the full-length album. Songs and videos from Chapter I, Gloria Sparks were released this past spring, and ‘Leader of the Landslide’ marks the second release from the second chapter Junior Sparks, the grandson of the aforementioned Gloria. Chapter III will revolve around Gloria’s son, Jimmy Sparks.
Each of the songs from The Lumineers’ new album will be released as individual music videos that collectively tell the visual story of the three generations of the Sparks family.‘Leader Of The Landslide’ the next song from Junior Sparks will be released on August 2 with a video for it coming August 5, and the chapter’s third song ‘Left For Denver’ will be available on August 16 with the video coming August 19. All the videos for III are directed by Kevin Phillips and produced by Neighborhood Watch. Phillips is known for his films Super Dark Times and Too Cool For School. The video stars Charlie Tahan (The Ozarks) and Emily Kimball (Undeserved, Bad Samaritan).
The stories told, as the chapters unfold, deal with subjects very close to the heart of lead vocalist, Wesley Schultz. He explains: “Gloria is an addict. Her character was inspired by a member of my family, and no amount of 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.”
‘III’ is the third album by two-time GRAMMY-nominated band The Lumineers, whose line up is original members and songwriters Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites plus violinist/vocalist Lauren Jacobson, pianist Stelth Ulvang, bassist/backing vocalist Byron Isaacs and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Miller. ‘III’ follows two platinum albums, their self-titled 2012 debut, which stormed into the Top 10 of the UK Official Album Chart (and was certified triple-platinum in 2018), and their second album, ‘Cleopatra’, released in 2016, which hit No.1 in both the UK Official Album Charts and No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 in its week of release.