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It almost seems as if The Lumineers got famous all at once, very fast. They had been playing bar gigs since 2005 as a duo called Wesley Jeremiah (the two prominent members of The Lumineers are named Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites)before their rise to stardom a couple years later. In 2011, their hit song “Ho Hey” was featured on a CW show. It then started to get played on radio stations across the country. People liked the folk-sounding rock song, and so when The Lumineers album came out in April 2012, it went straight to number 2 on the Billboard Charts.

 

I think “Ho Hey” is so successful because it strikes a chord with a lot of people. A relaxing love ballad, it was featured in numerous movies and commercials including the Academy award winning drama, Silver Linings Playbook, starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. But it's actually not a love song- it's about heartbreak and false expectations. A lot of people don't realize that because it sounds so sweet.

 The Lumineers just finished up a world tour a couple months ago and now they are focusing on finishing their new album. No word on the release date yet.  

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