By Liana Gangi
Sometimes, songs remind you of a feeling, like Taylor Swift can put you in the mood to reflect on that long lost love. Other artists, like Florence and the Machine, can trick your mind into thinking you are reading poetry rather than listening to the radio. The Lumineers new track, Ho Hey, strangely gives the listener the peculiar feeling of regressing to a summer of perfect nights of youthful fun.
The Lumineers are an American folk rock band based in Colorado. Their self-titled debut album was released on Dualtone Records on April 3, 2012, eventually peaking at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart in January 2013. As of December 2012, their debut album has been certified gold in the US, UK, Australia, Canada and Ireland. Now, it seems The Lumineers should be saying Oh Yay instead of Ho Hey for their international success.
Being branded by world class reviewers the ‘song of summer’, Ho Hey has the perfect balance of bittersweet sorrow of a break up and camp fires sing along. The lyrics are sung in a low, indie tone with sharp acoustics ringing out, with each line being punctuated with alternating yelps of ‘Ho’ and ‘Hey’. Despite the slow singing, the constant sound of drums keeps the song upbeat and full of life. The song has no real climactic point, however this flaw seems to make the song even more perfect for simply cruising along the highway or simply sitting by the beach at night. With an eccentric mix of bass, guitar, drums and vocals creating an old-time vibe, it seems the song is just perfect for the young and old.
So whether poolside, beachside, driving along a highway or simply need a pick me up at the end of a school day, Ho Hey is the perfect track to put on repeat, because the track has the ability to make you Ho Hey regardless of the time.