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Mumford & Sons announce full details of their new album 'Babel'

The folk band will release their second LP on September 24

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Mumford & Sons have announced that their second album will be titled 'Babel' and that it will be released in September.

The album, which is the follow-up to the quartet's hugely successful debut 'Sigh No More', will be released on September 24.

A number of the tracks, including 'Lover's Eyes' and 'Ghosts That We Knew', have been debuted in the band's live shows throughout their recent tours.

Speaking about the album, the band said: "We are more than excited to release 'Babel' into the world. We had started writing new songs well before we got into the studio to record. At first, we peeled ourselves off the road quite reluctantly. We love playing live, obviously, but it had also become an important part of our creative process, we had been writing and rehearsing in soundchecks, and sort of 'roadtesting' new songs on our very gracious audiences."

They continued: "But then we fell in love with recording again. The album started to come together, and with the help of Markus Dravs once more (and engineer Robin Baynton), we started to relish the challenge of making this album."

They continued further: "As a band, we've never been closer or more collaborative, all working to our strengths. And so we feel that this record is a natural progression that we’re proud of, and we cannot wait to take it out on the road."

The band are currently touring the world on their 'Gentlemen Of The Road' tour.

The tracklisting for 'Babel' is as follows:

'Babel'
'Whispers In The Dark'
'I Will Wait'
'Holland Road'
'Ghosts That We Knew'
'Lover Of The Light'
'Lovers’ Eyes'
'Reminder'
'Hopeless Wanderer'
'Broken Crown'
'Below My Feet'
'Not With Haste'

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