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The Lumineers are perhaps best known for their catchy folkly tunes and for finding their third band member, Neyla Pekarek, through a Craigslist ad. But the band changed their game up a bit with the video for the first single, Ophelia, off their upcoming album Cleopatra. We caught up with founding members Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites to find out what inspired Schultz’s dancing in the video.
“You would think, because it’s so basic, that it wasn’t choreographed, but it completely was,” Schultz said. The video is meant to describe Schultz splitting off and losing a piece of himself.
The video is meant to represent the detached feeling they experienced after touring for the last three years. Schultz initially thought his natural rhythm as a musician would help him with the dancing, but was surprised by the amount of work it took to prepare for the video. “I was like, man I might watch Dancing With The Stars or something,” he said.
With their second studio album Cleopatra set to drop this Friday, April 8, Much’s own Tyrone Edwards sat down with Schultz and Fraites to talk about singing along to their own songs, the Ophelia video and whether or not they think Donald Trump enjoys their music. Watch the full interview below!