Help, The independent voice of Denver since 1977. “At the time I didn’t know much about the piano and was just messing around. [Intro] F#m E F#m E [Verse 1] E A It's not the words you say but how you say it E A I saved the picture where your hair was braided E A They found your wallet in the cemetery E A You told yo Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. “My Cell,” the first song in Chapter Three, finds Jimmy alone with his problems in his trailer, with its primitive painted landscapes standing in for actual windows. (After eight years, cellist/vocalist Neyla Pekarek left the group in 2018 to embark on a solo career.). Here’s a play-along cover & full song lesson showing you how to play “Gloria” by The Lumineers. After 14 years of Wes and I collaborating, it seems like strong ideas are just flowing out of us quicker and better than ever before.”, Album and Chapter One opener “Donna” introduces Gloria by way of a litany of details, the point of view shifting line by line. Bitter stuff, but catchy. This collection of songs worked out in a beautiful way, and I feel with this album we’ve really hit our stride.”. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of our terms of use, our cookies policy, and our privacy policy. “‘Jimmy Sparks’ set us off on a course we hadn’t really intended,” Schultz acknowledges. Over the past few years, The Lumineers’ live lineup has included anywhere from three to six musicians onstage. We’re allowing our palate to become a little darker, and I feel like it still works and it’s believable, which is a fine line to walk—you don’t want to seem like you’re trying too hard. The new album, and Gloria’s character, were inspired by a family member of Lumineers frontman Wes Schultz who was caught in the insidious spiral of alcoholism. SHOTS. Felice helmed the group’s chart-topping, certified platinum second album, Cleopatra (2016), and Jacobson has now appeared on all three Lumineers’ albums and has played with them since 2011. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy. Tuning: E A D G B E. Author cooper30 [a] 3,439. There would be a family tree spanning three generations: the grandmother, Gloria Sparks; her son, Jimmy Sparks; and her grandson, Junior Sparks. G D/F# G C D G Gloria, there's easier ways to die Em D G Gloria, have you had enough? Shop Lumineers Hoodies and Sweatshirts designed and sold by artists for men, women, and everyone. Autoscroll. “There we will be, like an old enemy/Like the salt and the sea.”, “That piano line was the first creative idea I ever wrote,” Fraites recalls. She has also joined the band as a touring member, joining pianist Stelth Ulvang, bassist/backing vocalist Byron Isaacs and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Miller. We came from a seemingly light place, even though if you listen to our earlier records there’s some dark subject matter—it just sounds happier. So we accidentally got pushed into that direction, and I think ‘Salt and the Sea’ fits well with the energy of ‘My Cell’ and ‘Jimmy Sparks.’ There’s a darkness to that last part of the record.”. But my favorite bands—The Beatles, The Stones with Exile on Main St., Dylan with Blood on the Tracks—always gradually pushed me in different directions without me realizing it. Print. We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. Donna 2. On The Lumineers’ audacious new album, III (Dualtone, September 13), every note, every syllable, and every moment of silence in between is emotionally charged. 13,519 views, added to favorites 601 times. My Cell 8. Contact Us, We have an official Angela tab made by UG professional guitarists. “It was 3 AM,” Schultz repeatedly reminds us. “I’d written a ton of verses for it, and it just wasn’t working. The Lumineers then worked extensively with producer Ryan Hadlock in recording their self-titled debut studio album, which was released in April 2012. III is so taut in its narrative progression that one might assume it was created with premeditation, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Please rate this tab × Gloria – The Lumineers. For the longtime partners, the third time was indeed the charm, on all kinds of levels. On the contrary, the work willed itself into existence out of a series of seemingly unconnected elements that magically locked together into a coherent whole. The chapters also serves as the visual bookend for a sequential video series comprising the nine tracks, each directed by Kevin Phillips (whose 2017 film Super Dark Times is streaming on Netflix). Three years have passed since Denver-based Americana act The Lumineers released a new album, but on April 5, the band announced that one is coming. If "Gloria" is any sign of what the rest of the new album will sound like, it's standard Lumineers fare. To celebrate, the act is also dropping a new song, "Gloria.". Through its course, songwriters Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites make it emphatically clear that the arrangements don’t have to be dense for the songs to be intense. “When people hear [the 2012 crossover hit] ‘Ho Hey,’ this simple sunny song, “Fraites says.. “But that’s okay, that was our intent. The song tells the story of a broken woman who's slowing killing herself with booze. Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver. Simplify. ©2021 Denver Westword, LLC. On April 27, 2017, over a full year after the album release, director Isaac Ravishankara and The Lumineers put The “Ballad of Cleopatra” out into the world, piecing together the full story, giving us all a piece of that conversation and allowing us to hit the refresh button, gain perspective, and be reminded of what is truly important in life. The climactic “Jimmy Sparks” spans two decades, starting with prison guard Jimmy buckling in the feverish baby son his wife left him with and driving to a gambling casino, and culminating with Junior, now a young man, spotting his father stumbling along the side of the road, barefoot in the snow, and driving right past this pathetic shell of a man—and by extension, this ruined family. In collaboration with Fraites, whose expressive piano plays a central role in the drama and beauty of these songs, Schultz refined and connected the characters who inhabited the songs they’d worked up. It will be the group's third full-length, appropriately titled III, and set for release September 13. Decorate your laptops, water bottles, helmets, and cars. Transpose −1 +1. We were going to call it Love, Loss and Crimes. Get the latest updates in news, food, music and culture, and receive special offers direct to your inbox, Denver Restaurant Directory: Takeout/Delivery/Dine-in, Sober Parties? The lyrics are a plea for her life accompanied by an uptempo tune. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. It was a struggle just to cover the rent ... Nightshade by The Lumineers. Junior’s mom moves west and starts a new family in “Left for Denver”; the kid reacts by rebelling and getting in trouble. The new album will be the follow-up to The Lumineers' 2016 sophomore effort, Cleopatra, which spawned the singles "Ophelia" and "Angela." Still, in reality, the band is a partnership between Fraites and Schultz. Get your team aligned with all the tools you need on one secure, reliable video platform. Report bad tab. Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. 106,996 views, added to favorites 5,668 times. The original version of this song was performed by Italian pop singer, Umberto Tozzi, which he released in 1979. It just never happened—I had the title, but I didn’t have the songs. “I’m reading the Harry Potter series; Rowlings’ books get progressively darker, and it seems like books age like a person ages,” he notes. “I’ll be your friend in the daylight again,” he imagines, his voice rising with the bittersweet melody. April 2, 2019 Tagged: Gloria, new single, news, The Lumineers We have a new album coming out later this year. And when we went backward and looked at the fact that I had some of these themes and characters, I realized we could create a world where they could all live together, that we could create a bigger story—the study of a family.”. Here, he sings about a family relationship that struggles with substances. The Westword may earn a portion of sales from products & services purchased through links on our site from our affiliate partners. Privacy, But within the larger story, it is part of Gloria's battle, as the city entices her with drugs, alcohol and sex. The Felice Brothers tell stories really well in their songs, and when Simone heard ‘Jimmy Sparks,’ he said, ‘This is definitely gonna make the record, and here’s how we’re gonna do it.’ At that point it became this interesting puzzle, where we had these clearly defined characters. [Intro] B B B E B B B E / [Verse 1] B E B Gloria, I smell it on your breath B E B Gloria, booze and peppermint G#m F# B B B E Gloria, no one said enough is enough B E B Gloria, they found yo ... by The Lumineers. And it looks like the band's continuing to do what it's been doing so well. And then, as luck would have it, he told us it didn’t work in the movie, and that was more than fine for us. The first key was “Jimmy Sparks,” a song as vivid in its imagery and as devastating in its portrayal of an alienated father and son as a short story by Raymond Carver or David Foster Wallace. About Us, For this pivotal project, Schultz and Fraites brought Simone Felice back into the fold and added violinist Lauren Jacobson. Daughter Donna gets loaded and has a fling in Manhattan on New Year’s Eve in the following “Life in the City,” as the music intensifies. These elements included detailed notes presciently scrawled by Schultz in a journal more than a decade ago: depicting both the harrowing experience of trying to save an alcoholic close relative from herself, and Schultz’s memories of a deeply absurd family portrait at Sears when he was a child. Tuning: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb. We initially considered naming this new album Love, Loss and Crimes, because we thought it had a good sound to it, but we ended up going with the Roman numeral III.”. It was an interesting story, but we wanted there to be a hook; we wanted to find a way to relieve the listener and not just keep pummeling them with verse after verse. Get up to 50% off. The first single will be ‘Gloria’ and you can listen to it this Friday! Free printable and easy chords for song by The Lumineers - Gloria. I had a blast learning this song – it uses only 4 chords (C G Am F) but the diversity of strumming and nuanced rhythm techniques really makes it fun to play. 39,721 views, added to favorites 1,361 times. “Gloria” was included on Laura’s maiden album titled Branigan. Enterprise . It Wasn’t Easy To Be Happy For You 5. Nobody cares about her, even as she passes out, struggles with recovery — and considers a long-game, painful suicide plan. The rousing arrangement of “Gloria,” the album’s first single, belies the lyric’s somber description of Donna’s mother as she sinks deeper into alcoholism. Circulation, All rights reserved. By helping UG you make the world better... and earn IQ Suggest correction. Schultz offers an analogy for his maturation as an artist and as a human being. Check out the tab » Commercial performance. “It’s not the words you say but how you say it,” Schultz sings softly, with Fraites playing a lullaby on the piano. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. High-quality, pre-shrunk heavy or lightweight fleece. C/G G C/G G C/G. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. Difficulty: novice. Gloria 4. Cover of the Lumineers. In “Leader of the Landslide,” Junior watches his father Jimmy sliding into the abyss after his wife Bonnie leaves him, drinking more heavily and getting hooked on gambling. The album reached number two on the United States Billboard 200 and the top ten of the Australian, Canadian and United Kingdom album charts – it was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Music Canada (MC). X. 1. The folk-rock group has created a beautiful tune that provides seldom-seen commentary on alcoholism from the perspective of a mother, giving insight to how the disease seeps into succeeding generations. “The chapter idea started percolating back in 2007,” Schultz explains. So trying to carve out a place for those darker songs was the big challenge.”, “First and foremost,” Fraites adds, “when Wes and I write, we just care about writing a good song; the music always comes first. Each would be the focus of a three-song chapter, with the other two figuring in the unfolding narrative, the time frame constantly shifting. Unique Lumineers Stickers designed and sold by artists. III The Lumineers. III debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 with 86,000 album-equivalent units, including 73,000 pure album sales. Gloria 4. We struck up a friendship with him, and when he was making Glass, he said, ‘I need a certain kind of song for when the credits roll.’ He described the movie, and so we tried on a different hat when we wrote what became ‘Salt and the Sea.’ It’s got this James Bond chord progression, and it has this tension running through it. Life In The City 3. The Lumineers are gearing up for a big 2019 that includes the release of their third studio album III. Through its course, songwriters Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites make it emphatically clear that the arrangements don’t have to be dense for the songs to be intense. Like the Lumineers hits "Ho Hey" and "Ophelia," "Gloria" is at once poignant and catchy, ripe with extreme dynamics, venturing from the lo-fi solitary singing of Wesley Schultz to gang vocals and emotional frenzy. Staff, ... We have an official Gloria tab made by UG professional guitarists. If "Gloria" is any sign of what the rest of the new album will sound like, it's standard Lumineers fare. Terms, How to play "Gloria" Font −1 +1. In 2018, both became first-time fathers of sons, born two months apart. Key: C. Author charliehooks05 41. by The Lumineers. In the middle section, Fraites’ crystalline piano passage enters, intimating the unattainable beauty of a life unlived, as Schultz gets to the heart of the matter. I had a blast learning this song – it uses only 4 chords (C G Am F) but the diversity of strumming and nuanced rhythm techniques really makes it fun to play. CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: California Privacy Policy | California Collection Notice | Do Not Sell My Info. Editor’s notes. Gloria chords by The Lumineers. The work is titled III not just because it’s The Lumineers’ third full-length album, but more significantly because nine songs are presented in three chapters, each focusing on one of three main characters (in addition to the nine songs the album contains an instrumental plus three more bonus songs that don’t fit in the narrative). Jimmy Sparks 9. Rage in Denver Without Waking Up in Dallas, The Lumineers' New Song About Addiction Is the First From a New Album, Chuck Morris on the Mission Ballroom and Its Opening Week Acts, The Lumineers Cover Willie Nelson's Christmas Song "Pretty Paper", The Lumineers Drop Three Surprise Tracks on, Women in Music Fights for Equality in the Music Industry, Live Music Returns to Some Venues Under Level Orange, Nothing Matters: My Year in Music During the Pandemic. Set your reminder HERE. Another crucial component was a song commissioned and subsequently rejected by a filmmaker, which features a haunting piano passage repurposed by Fraites from years earlier, when he barely knew how to play the instrument. In “It Wasn’t Easy to Be Happy for You,” which begins Chapter Two, Junior’s girlfriend breaks his heart, dumping him for another guy. “I have notes in my journal from that time about three EPs all tying together, but each one having a theme and forming an album. The Denver-based New Jersey natives started to unlock the code while they were writing the album in the Catskills, where Felice lives and works. “And in a funny way, that’s part of our ambition. And for me to find that idea again and put it into the last song of the album, which I think is one of the better songs we’ve ever written together, was one of those ‘Oh, wow’ moments, as if the stuff unearthed today from over a decade ago was just waiting for this album.”, “It’s funny how life works,” Schultz says of the convoluted gestation of “Salt and the Sea.” “We were opening for U2, and M. Night Shyamalan was backstage. The Lumineers. Careers, “When you’re working with someone creatively to come up with ideas,” says Fraites, “your good idea is made great when it’s combined with someone else’s good one. A new single, titled "Gloria," is due out this Friday, April 5. The Lumineers “III” tracklist. “I saved a picture where your hair was braided/They found your wallet in the cemetery/You told your daughter she was ordinary.”. Difficulty: novice. In other words, it's great — poppy enough to captivate arenas and gritty enough to stay humble. This track introduces Gloria, the family matriarch who inspired by an actual relative of Lumineers vocalist Wesley Schultz's that was an alcoholic. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. They've since released a few one-off singles, including a cover of Tom Petty's "Walls." Support Us You can’t make this stuff up—but you can use it to make a musically powerful and psychologically complex artistic statement. With the release of “Gloria,” The Lumineers prove that a Billboard hit song can still bear a poignant message. Tuning: E A D G B E. Capo: 4th fret. White or transparent. The piano instrumental “April” provides momentary relief from the emotional carnage, leading into the final song, “Salt and the Sea.” It opens with Schultz strumming his acoustic guitar as if his life depended on it, as he sings of a lifetime of regret and a deep yearning for resolution. Leader of The Landslide 6. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls. Left For Denver 7. Supporting the release of their forthcoming album III, The Lumineers have released a music video for the album’s lead single, “Gloria.”. Schultz explained to that "Gloria" is … We had no plans to put that song on the album, but once we’d written it for him, I said to Jer, ‘Man, I really hope we can put it on our record’  We liked it so much. We could’ve probably put ‘Gloria’ on any one of the records and it would fit, but ‘My Cell’ and ‘Salt and the Sea’ wouldn’t, and ‘Jimmy Sparks’ especially wouldn’t. It sounded minimalistic because we wanted it to feel that way—we wanted that vibe.” But that was seven years ago, and the partners’ lives have changed considerably since then. It is the second song on that album. Fans don’t usually associate The Lumineers with darkness. Through the … 05/07/20 - Read Full Story ... 2. It is the second song on that album. As of September 19, 2019, the Lumineers have released 10 music videos from the first 10 tracks of the album, chronicling the main characters and their journey living alongside addiction. III On The Lumineers’ audacious new album, III (Dualtone, September 13), every note, every syllable, and every moment of silence in between is emotionally charged. Last edit on Jan 14, 2020. Like, what the hell is this? Life in the City 3. The Lumineers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, tickets start at $79 plus fees. Please join us tomorrow, Friday May 8th for The Lumineers Present: #ColoradoGivesBack, a live-stream event hosted by eTown Radio’s Nick Forster and 973kbco’s Bret Saunders to benefit MusiCares and the Colorado Restaurant Association. As an act that's opened for Tom Petty and U2, sold out three consecutive nights at Fiddler's Green with stunning shows that made the 17,000-seat venue seem intimate, and has been hand-picked by entertainment giant AEG to christen its new venue, the Mission Ballroom, the Lumineers are unquestionably Denver music royalty.