Dead Sea

Album: The Lumineers (2012)
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  • Lumineers lead vocalist and guitarist Wesley Schultz recalls his early days as a musician on this song, when he moved from Ramsey, New Jersey to Brooklyn, hoping to make the big time. However, the glamorous bohemian lifestyle and the rewarding gigs didn't happen. "New York, it lied to me, I needed the truth," he sings. "The cost of living is so high," Schultz explained to American Songwriter magazine. "I became so disenchanted – there's this myth that New York is the place to be to express and build yourself as an artist. And it may be for some people. But it wasn't for me."

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