‘The Lumineers’ are a relatively unexplored band with uncanny potential as country musicians. This song, ‘Stubborn Love’ is a refreshing trip to a sunny afternoon in a southern American field.
The track opens with an acoustic guitar and a mild violin doing a dance around it, almost in a swirl. The song’s power is underestimated until the vocals slip in. Wesley Schlutz’s voice is the musical equivalent of a drop of honey.
As the song progresses and the lyrics begin to sink in, it brings with it a feeling called home. A rush of nostalgia and an aching familiarity is felt with every passing verse. The bridge of the song is followed by a tremendous chorus. The percussion comes and goes, almost teasingly. It’s sporadic, and brilliantly so.
It’s the perfect song for a drive on the highway, a drive on the bridge, a day by the window, or just anywhere at all. Stubborn Love is that old friend that won’t say much but will end up lifting your spirits to the ceiling.
About The Author
18 years old. Writer. Theatre Artist. As a writer I don’t restrict myself at all and experiment with genres as much as I can. Writing for me has always been about introducing a new line of thought, or just something to ponder upon. More precious than the content, is the feeling that comes along with it. And I hope to give my readers the same heartening experience.