Back in September, I posted an article about Mumford coming back on scene (Marcus Mumford that is, of Mumford & Sons). Marcus took on a collaboration project with some of Bob Dylan’s undiscovered unrecorded lyrics, but it was like reminiscing back to the Mumford & Sons days as his voice ruled over the Lost On The River album. It was like having a sip of coffee after not having it for a long time. Homey and full of warm fuzzys. After this, I thought surely the band was enjoying their time apart working on other projects and they would grow unlikely to join forces again.
Friday however, Mumford & Sons’ social media accounts shook off the dust from the band’s two year hiatus and posted this…
Obviously… I began to freak out hysterically. The video shows the band back together on stage performing a soundcheck and counting off to begin a song, then the screen goes black. I began with the obvious questions: “OMG what does this mean?”,”New tour dates?”,”Wait the band is actually together?”,”New Music?” etc. After a long weekend torturing myself, today happened…
New Album!!! THEY’RE BACK!!!!!!!! WAHOOOOO! (me jumping up and down)
Rolling Stone with the exclusive, released an article stating that the band has ditched the banjos and is going for a more electronic feel. It’ll be different but I’m excited to hear the band’s new sound. The song in the above promo video sounds a bit like Kings of Leon so I’m thinking it might be along those lines accompanied by Marcus Mumford’s bluesy voice of course.
“None of us had really any interest in doing a sort of Babel 2. It was always going to be different.” ~ Marcus Mumford in Rolling Stone Magazine
The band has already committed to headlining festivals this summer like Squamish Valley Music Festival, NOS Alive, Bonnaroo and more. Check here for the complete list. No plans yet to do a full tour. But we’ll just see about that… I’ll be saying some prayers for sure.