Slow It Down

Album: The Lumineers (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • Lumineers lead vocalist and guitarist Wesley Schultz and drummer Jeremiah Fraites started as a duo based in New York before relocating to Denver, Colorado because of the lower cost of living there. The classically trained Neyla Pekarek joined them in Denver and the trio started recording music in the living room of Schultz and Fraites' apartment. This haunting raw ballad was recorded in one take in that living room, and if you listen closely you can hear birds chirping through the open window.

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