Following the world premiere of ‘III’ at Toronto Film Festival on Sunday 8th September – a visual exploration of The Lumineers’ third and latest album, the band performed five songs Live in the TIFF Bell Lightbox 1.
The Lumineers opened with ‘Flowers in Your Hair’ and followed with ‘Cleopatra,’ ‘Ophelia,’ and ‘Gloria’, from the film and new album.
The Lumineers (Schultz – lead vocals and guitar, Jeremiah Fraites – drums, piano and backing vocals, Stelth Ulvang – piano, guitar and backing vocals, Lauren Jacobson – violin and backing vocals, Byron Isaacs – guitar and percussion) closed with ;Stubborn Love,’ with all of the movie theatre patrons on their feet. The post-screening Q+A and performance were streamed on Facebook Live and you can check the performance out below.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, III explores addiction over three generations of a working-class family in the American Northeast. Initially inspired by The Lumineers’ lead vocalist Wesley Schultz’s own family members, the film is directed by Kevin Phillips (Super Dark Times) from a story by Schultz and The Lumineers’ drummer and pianist Jeremiah Fraites.
A Neighborhood Watch production, III (the film) stars newcomer Anna Cordell, Nick Stahl (Sin City, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, In the Bedroom) and Charlie Tahan (Ozark, Super Dark Times) as the matriarch, son and grandson of the Sparks family.
All songs were written by Schultz and Fraites. Schultz, Fraites and manager Bernie Cahill serve as executive producers and Traci Carlson and Richard Peete produce. Shot entirely in Portland, Oregon, the film’s production team also includes Wyatt Garfield (director of photography), Ed Yonaitis (editor), David Storm (production designer) and Elizabeth Warn (costume designer).
The two-time Grammy-nominated band’s new album III drops on 13 September through Dualtone (an Entertainment One Company) in the US and Canada and Decca Records for the rest of the world. Along with the band, Dualtone and Decca Records are partners in the production of the film.
III is the third album by The Lumineers whose line up consists of original members and songwriters Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, plus Lauren Jacobson, Stelth Ulvang, Byron Isaacs and Brandon Miller. III follows two platinum albums, the 2012 self-titled debut and the 2016 sophomore album Cleopatra.