Following a show-stopping performance at Glastonbury Festival, The Lumineers share the moving music video for second single, 'Cleopatra,' off their smash hit album of the same name.
Directed by Isaac Ravishankara (Ellie Goulding, Hosier, Phantogram) the video for "Cleopatra" is the first of a series that tells the story of the album with the same name. To be presented in reverse-chronological order, we begin with Cleo as a divorced taxi driver - age 55. The video follows her through a day in her life as she gives rides to various passengers. With all the people she sees throughout the day, she can't help but see herself in their lives... especially the last passenger she picks up - her son, having just returned home.
The Lumineers appear in the video at 1:26 as Cleopatra sees them heading out of town at the airport. She knows she's seen them before somewhere, or maybe just that she'll see them again somewhere down the road.
"Cleopatra was the bedrock of the album," Wesley says of the track. The singer and his wife came to know her through a friend. "She drives taxis and is this badass lady – she'll pick you up at the airport with a cigarette hanging out her mouth and a beer can between her legs," he says.
The international success of their smash hit album, 'Cleopatra', saw them not only achieve No.1 in the UK Official Charts, but also chart at the top of the Billboard Top 200. They also soar straight to the number one spot in Canada and hit the top five in Australia, Ireland and Switzerland - continuing the success story from their Grammy nominated, platinum-selling self-titled debut 'The Lumineers' back in the 2012.
Currently in the middle of their sold-out world tour, the first leg of US dates have just been met with rave reviews. The band will be playing the main stage at Latitude Festival in the UK on the 17th of July.