The band's new album 'Wilder Mind' comes out next week (May 4)
Mumford and Sons took to BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge earlier today (April 29), covering synth-pop musician Shura.
The band’s new album ‘Wilder Mind’ comes out next week (May 4), following on from 2009’s ‘Sigh No More’ and 2012’s ‘Babel’. It was recorded at Air Studios, London and produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Haim, Florence + The Machine). A number of the new songs were written at Aaron Dessner of The National’s studios in Brooklyn, New York and see the band moving into more traditional rock territory and not using the banjo.
Ahead of their LP release, the fourpiece performed a live session at London’s Maida Vale studios, opting for a cover of Shura’s ‘2Shy’. You can watch that performance beneath.
Shura later tweeted of the rendition: “WELL HELLO THERE @MumfordAndSons. Absolutely snailed it. Big
Speaking to NME recently, frontman Marcus Mumford admitted that he regrets naming his band Mumford & Sons and even considered changing the moniker. Mumford said: “I definitely regret the band name. If I’d known it was going to go this way I would have wanted to call it anything other than my last name. It’s a ball-ache. We thought about changing it but it’s a bit late now.”
The band’s Ben Lovett previously told NME that the group’s change in sound is a “natural departure”. The band have already shared the single ‘Believe’ and played the album in full at intimate fanclub shows in London, Berlin, Los Angeles, Toronto and New York recently.
Meanwhile, Marcus Mumford has revealed that he is working on a hip-hop project with the producer behind Kanye West and Jay Z’s ‘No Church In The Wild’, 88-Keys.