Marcus Mumford Talks About Mumford & Sons' Banjo-Free New Song "Believe"
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:11:03
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Mumford & Sons have released "Believe," the first song from Wilder Mind, out May 4. The band's banjos and folksy x rootsy style are both MIA on this track, which is more indie rock-sounding and more Coldplay-like. It's a bit more sprawling, too.
Singer Marcus Mumford commented on the "new" sound, which is not so new to him.
"By the end of our touring cycle that we finished in October 2013, we kind of had dropped some acoustic instruments and started playing with electric instruments [at soundchecks] and really left it there," he told Rolling Stone. "Then we did a demo and then went to [The National guitarist] Aaron Dessner's garage in New York, in Ditmas, and it was really as a result of that song that we went away knowing that we'd come back to a certain sound. It didn't feel like a huge departure in some way. It felt kind of natural to us. It sounds kind of like a jolt, but for us it was just where we were headed. We were never too heavily wedded to a certain type of instrument. It was more like a certain type of songwriting, but even that has changed a bit."
There you have it.
Listen to the song below.
Did you "Believe" and do you love the new Mumford & Sons?