a simpler sound.

have a listen: The Lumineers 'Ho Hey'

I discovered The Lumineers recently through one of the blogs I frequent.

Listen to this song [and watch this video] for a little bit of light [figuratively and quite literally].

I can't help but smile when I listen to the chorus:

"I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweetheart"

It's just the right amount of simple, with this undeniably infectious warmth.  Add the gentle strum of a fiddle, and the low tap of a bass drum and they've got me hooked. 

The timed shouts from the rest of the band are a jolt to heart, in the best way possible.  I love the effect of lightbulbs breathing in time with the song. [I have a quirky thing for incandescent lightbulbs...look for an upcoming post explaining why..] This band has so much lighthearted soul [is this a contradiction?] and it's evident as they walk the halls with instruments in hand and conviction [and smiles] on their faces.  

Something about this track is just so pure and almost child-like.  The video only further embodies this with its throwback touches, alluding to a simpler time.  

Only the best songs act like synapses, connecting us to a memory, a feeling. They reverberate in your soul.

This song does just that for me.  

This is just a song/video review, since I'm still so new to the band. I'm starting to get a feel for the rest of the album, and it's already promising.