Read an exclusive interview with the band in this week's NME
Mumford and Sons intend to “tear down” everything they’ve achieved this year and start from scratch when they begin work on their second album.
Speaking in this week’s issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands now, or available digitally worldwide, the group explained they intend to take stock before sessions for their second record begin next year.
“I would like – to an extent – to tear down everything we built with ‘Sigh No More’ and start again with the second album,” declared keyboard player Ben Lovett. “There are things in our lives that carry more weight and substance than simply saying, ‘Things are going really well, let’s write some songs about that.’ There’s more to life than the success of this band.”
Frontman Marcus Mumford even predicted the band could face a backlash soon.
“We’ve had a very long honeymoon period,” he explained. “I’m sure that people will start disliking us more publicly, because our music is becoming more public and not everyone is going to like it.”
For the full on the road interview get NME, and in the meantime recap the band’s year through a series of video interviews from their key moments below.
The band’s first NME cover
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