Yesterday, The Lumineers released the video for their single, ‘Gloria’, but today they have shared the music video for ‘Donna’. The track is taken from the band’s 3 song EP ‘Gloria Sparks’, the first chapter from the forthcoming full-length, visual album III, out 13 September on Decca/Dualtone. You can check the new clip out below.
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. The 3-song Chapter I audio EP (‘Gloria Sparks’) was released in full on Friday, 17 May and revolves around the family matriarch, Gloria Sparks.
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.”
Subsequent chapters focus on Gloria’s grandson Junior (Chapter II), and then her son Jimmy Sparks (Chapter III). Each of the songs from The Lumineers’ new album will also be released as individual music videos that collectively tell the visual story of the three generations of the Sparks family. All the videos are directed by Kevin Phillips (known for his indie movies Super Dark Times and Too Cool For School) and produced by Neighborhood Watch. The videos for ‘Gloria Sparks’ star actress Anna Cordell as Gloria and Josh Close as Gloria’s husband, William.
Twice nominated for Grammy Awards, The Lumineers have sold out tours across the world, selling over 300,000 tickets on 2017’s ‘Cleopatra World Tour’ which ended with 27 sold out arena shows. Their discography has racked up a total of 4.2 billion streams and 4.6 million album sales worldwide. The band have also supported icons and their musical heroes on the road, including Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at British Summer Time Festival in London’s Hyde Park in 2017. This year, the band will tour across the US and Europe, with nights at three UK arenas including a date at London’s O2 Arena.