Mumford And Sons collaborate with The Wire's Idris Elba on new video – watch

Actor directs and stars in video for 'Lover Of The Light'

Mumford and Sons have teamed up with The Wire actor Idris Elba on their new video, which you can watch above.

The video – for the track 'Lover Of The Light' was shot in Pembrokeshire, Wales and marks Elba's directorial debut. He also stars in the film, which was co-directed by Dan Cadan.

"We are, quite obviously, huge fans of Idris Elba's acting work, as pretty much anyone can agree he's the most badass British actor since Richard Briers," Mumford And Sons said in a statement. "So we trusted him as the director for our latest video."

They added: "We've been fortunate to work with some great directors in the past, but we've always been uncomfortable with the process of making music videos. We've never really enjoyed being in them, unless they involve live performance."

"Talking to Idris and Dan about making a video that we're not in made it a lot more fun to think about. They went off and wrote the treatment after our ale-infused conversation in a pub in London, and what they directed, we are proud to present as: 'Lover Of The Light'."

The track, which will be released on December 3, is the latest single to be taken from the band's Number One second album 'Babel', which has sold over one million copies since its release in September.

Mumford and Sons are set to tour the UK this autumn. They will play:

Torquay Princess Theatre (November 21)
Portsmouth Guildhall (22)
Ipswich Regent Theatre (23)
Dundee Caird Hall (25)
Carlisle Sands Centre (26)
Llandudno Venue Cymru (27)
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (December 4)
Glasgow SECC (5)
Birmingham LG Arena (7)
Manchester Arena (10)
London O2 Arena (11, 18)
Cardiff CIA (13)
Belfast Odyssey Arena (15)
Dublin O2 (16)


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