By Steve Inskeep
Original Source: npr.org
The Lumineers have taken their latest album, III, as an opportunity to shine a light on a topic that’s close to many of the members’ lives — addiction. III tells a story of addiction in three acts. As the album runs from one song to the next, it’s a tale of one family facing the same problem. “It’s the family secret and it’s a taboo,” Wes Schultz, the band’s lead vocalist, says.
Drummer Jeremiah Fraites says addiction happens in cycles and should be considered that way.
“With drug addiction or alcoholism it really affects the individual and then it has a sort of fallout effect — similar to the effects of a radiation bomb — over time and over years and years, it continually tends to affect people’s loved ones,” Fraites says.
Fraites and Schultz, both founding members of The Lumineers, know…click here to continue reading