TN:33 The Lumineers & Simone Felice

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By In The Woods

TN:33 The Lumineers & Simone Felice

Wednesday, 11 December

In this episode John ventures up to Spitfire Audio studios to catch up with Wes and Jeremiah from The Lumineers and producer Simone Felice to talk about how they recorded and produced the album III. 

The guys offer up an epic dissection of their music covering every aspect of the creative process. We’re treated to intimate phone recordings that captured the lightning strike moments when songs were born, copious demo versions detailing their subsequent honing and development, and track breakdowns of the finished songs. It’s a veritable masterclass in songwriting and music production. 

Listen to find out why the boys are ‘perfectionists for imperfection’, hear the moment Gloria was conceived when nature called during a bike ride in the mountains, and how sometimes the demo version is all you need. 

Tracks discussed: Gloria, Leader Of The Landslide, Salt And The Sea 


Listen to 'III' here.

'III' - The Lumineers, Decca Records, Universal Music Operations Limited



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