The American folk rock band The Lumineers released the first three videos from her forthcoming third work “III“. The album is divided into three chapters. Each of them is dedicated to a protagonist. The album will be released in the fall.
The album title “III” has two indications. First one is that it is the third album by The Lumineers. Second one is that there are a total of nine songs that have divided them into three chapters, each chapter is dedicated to one of three protagonists.
The first chapter is released. The band summarizes the chapter like that:
“The first of three chapters, three characters, three generations. Gloria Sparks is the Mother of Jimmy and Grandmother of Junior in Chapter 1.”
You can see below the three videos of her new EP “Gloria Sparks”.
“Donna”: Meet Donna, Gloria’s mother.
“Life In The City”: The last part of Chapter 1: Gloria Sparks
“Gloria”: See how it all begins.
The lead singer Wesley Schultz described the first chapter like that:
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.
The track-list of the new album “III”:
Chapter i – Gloria Sparks (Release Date : 24.5.2019)
2. Life In The City
Chapter ii – Junior Sparks (Release Date : 07.07.2019)
4. It’s Not Easy To Be Happy For You
5. Leader Of The Landslide
6. Left For Denver
Chapter III – Jimmy Sparks (Release Date : 16.08.2019)
7. My Cell
8. Jimmy Sparks
10. Salt And The Sea
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. – Wesley
— The Lumineers (@thelumineers) May 19, 2019