The Lumineers have released their first music video from their upcoming EP Junior Sparks, “It Wasn’t Easy to Be Happy for You.” Junior Sparks, set for an Aug. 16 release, leads to a full-length album, III, due Sept. 13.
The dreamy video, featuring a protagonist, Junior Sparks, details an encounter with an imaginary woman under darkened skies.
Lumineers vocalist Wes Schultz described the song and video in a release, “We try to speak kindly after a breakup, but sometimes the truth is a different story. This is the introduction to Junior Sparks, through his eyes and first-love heartbreak.”
He added per the release that Junior Sparks is the second of three EPs which create the full album, III, about three different fictional family members.
WATCH the video for “It Wasn’t Easy to Be Happy for You” below: