Their video for “Sleep on the Floor,” the opening track from “Cleopatra,” is no different. All these good vibes pile up, and they decide to get married in what looks like a backyard in Denver’s Baker neighborhood. They pal around in Denver, cuddle in a friend’s spare bedroom and by an insane coincidence, catch a house show by none other than The Lumineers. In other words, strap up for another 100,000 transplants, Colorado. The Lumineers have spoken. > The song follows a girl who glimpses her life if she ran away from home with a boy after a funeral, with all the requisite ups and downs of a road trip with no defined end in sight. The band hosted a Q+A about it via Facebook Live Thursday. In the final third — and you can’t see it, but I’m holding the spoiler from my Subaru Forrester right now to indicate I’m about to share major plot points from the video, which is heart-rending and totally worth your three minutes — the couple ends up whizzing into Colorado, where everything turns rosy. If you are a human in the United States, you’ve probably heard of the Lumineers, the Denver-via-New Jersey band that sparked a pop-folk movement with its debut album and solidified its status as a songwriter’s band in its second, 2016’s “Cleopatra.”
The band has been releasing a steady stream of music videos from the new album throughout the year, typically featuring a sort of split-life effect where the song’s main character can see what would happen in their life if they decided to zig instead of zag. Minus the it-was-all-a-dream ending, Hickenlooper himself couldn’t have cooked up a more effective state tourism video.