Cleopatra shines on the Beatles-esque track “In the Light.”
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Behind a relentless touring schedule, the Lumineers gathered a fan base of a variety of music lovers. The pace at which their eponymous debut album caught on garnered a continuous cycle of music festivals and gigs. Earning them the larger spot on the mainstream map was the popular single “Stubborn Love.”


"Ophelia" of the Lumineers' latest, <em>Cleopatra</em> of the Lumineers' latest, Cleopatra

With the release of their second album, Cleopatra, the threesome from Colorado have once again assembled songs that fit their style — simple and satisfying. A majority of the tracks on Cleopatra offer similar sounds yet manage to maneuver themselves away from each other with a shift in guitar tone. Where Cleopatra shines is on the Beatles-esque track “In the Light.” Opening with a blissful guitar sound and accompanied with a catchy piano sound, lead singer Wesley Schultz sings, “In the light right here in the light/ Right here in the…hold me and don’t you ever let this die,” pronouncing his desire of holding onto a love for as long as possible.

Cleopatra doesn’t take the band in a different direction from their debut, but the consistency it grips leaves the band comfortable right at home.

  • Album: Cleopatra
  • Artist: The Lumineers
  • Label: Dualtone Music Group
  • Songs: (1) Sleep on the Floor (2) Ophelia (3) Cleopatra (4) Gun Song (5) Angela (6) In the Light (7) Gale Song (8) Long Way from Home (9) Sick in the Head (10) My Eyes (11) Patience (12) Where the Skies Are Blue (13) Everyone Requires a Plan (14) White Lie
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