Editor’s pick: Cleopatra by The Lumineers

Soraya Marashi, Senior Writer

The indie-Americana folk band that brought you hits like “Ho Hey” and “Stubborn Love” is back with the long-anticipated sequel to their story: Cleopatra. This dreamy, poetic chronicle begins with a “let’s run away from home and never look back” anthem titled “Sleep on the Floor”, followed by the album’s hit single “Ophelia”, sprinkled with endearing piano riffs and a simple yet profound melody that you’ll think about for weeks on end. The road trip anthem continues with a mellow, intricate pattern of guitar strums paired with achingly vulnerable lyrics sung by lead singer (and hipster heartthrob) Wesley Schultz in songs like “Angela”, “Sick in the Head”, and “In the Light”. This love story finally ends with “Patience”, a short yet charming piano interlude that closes the chapter, yet leaves loyal listeners in anticipation for what’s to come from the band.