Due: 14 Jan

US indie-slash-alt-country outfit The Lumineers have announced their fourth studio album, Brightside, the follow-up to 2019’s III which is slated for a Jan. 14, 2022 release.

The album was produced by The Lumineers’ longtime collaborator Simone Felice and produced, mixed, and engineered by David Baron during two sessions — winter and spring 2021 — at Baron’s Sun Mountain Studios in  Boiceville, NY. Frontman Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites performed virtually all of the instrumentation, with Baron helping out on keyboards and backing vocals, along with Felice, touring members Byron Isaacs and Lauren Jacobson, famed backing singer Cindy Mizelle (Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Band), The Felice Brothers’ James Felice, and acclaimed singer-songwriter Diana DeMuth.

According to a press release, Brightside marks the band’s “most joyous and spontaneous piece of work thus far.”