THE LUMINEERS CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH “THIS IS LIFE (MERRY CHRISTMAS) FEATURING DANIEL RODRIGUEZ”
2X GRAMMY® AWARD-NOMINATED BAND UNWRAP BRAND NEW YULETIDE SONG
WITH PROCEEDS BENEFITING MUSICARES
RECENTLY RELEASED NEW SONG, “A.M. RADIO,” JOINED BY OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
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BRIGHTSIDE ARRIVES WORLDWIDE ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022
PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW HERE
(December 1, 2021) – The Lumineers have unwrapped a festive gift for their fans everywhere with today’s premiere of a brand new Yuletide song. “This is Life (Merry Christmas) Featuring Daniel Rodriguez” premieres today at all DSPs and streaming services. Proceeds from the song – written by acclaimed singer-songwriter Daniel Rodriguez and Brandy Schultz – will benefit MusiCares.
“I’ve been a big Daniel Rodriguez fan for a few years now,” says The Lumineers singer-guitarist and co-founder Wesley Schultz. “We had him over for dinner one night, and my wife Brandy – against my wishes – told Daniel one of his songs was a Christmas song. The song was called ‘This Is Life’ and she suggested Daniel add ‘Merry Christmas’ to the chorus. Daniel was not insulted at all, tried it, and liked the idea. It turned out she was right, and the rest is Christmas history.”
LISTEN TO “This is Life (Merry Christmas) Featuring Daniel Rodriguez” Here
This week has also seen the world premiere of the official music video for “A.M. RADIO,” the recently released third song from The Lumineers’ upcoming new album, BRIGHTSIDE. Directed by Lumineers Creative Director and Schultz’s longtime friend Nicholas Sutton Bell, on location at their alma mater of Ramsey High School in Ramsey, NJ, and featuring additional footage filmed earlier this year during the band’s sold out show at CA’s Santa Barbara Bowl, “A.M. RADIO” is streaming now at YouTube HERE.
“Nick told me he wanted to make this a video that was like a Nike commercial for artists,” Schultz says. “We loved the idea so we went back to our Ramsey High School to film the video – BIG thanks to RHS for letting us take over for a few days. It tells the story of three different artists in high school who just won’t quit.”
WATCH “A.M. RADIO” HERE
The 2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated band’s fourth studio album, BRIGHTSIDE arrives Friday, January 14, 2022 via Dualtone in the U.S. & Canada and Decca Records for the rest of the world; pre-orders are available now HERE. The eagerly awaited album includes the chart-topping first single and title track, “BRIGHTSIDE,” which recently made history by ascending to #1 on Billboard’s “Adult Alternative Airplay” chart – the band’s sixth time atop that ranking in less than 10 years. In Canada, the track peaked at #6 on Canada’s overall Rock chart and #7 on Alternative. The Lumineers now boast the most #1 singles among all acts on that chart in the span since achieving their first AAA chart-topper in 2012. In addition, “BRIGHTSIDE” continues its run at #1 on Mediabase’s “Triple A” tally while also standing strong at #3 on Billboard’s Alternative National Airplay” chart.
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.
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(Release Date: Friday, January 14, 2022)
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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.