Band use their track 'Tompkins Square Park' to support the film about homelessness in New York
Mumford and Sons have soundtracked the trailer to new documentary film ‘Homme Less.’
Directed by Thomas Wirthensohn, the film explores homelessness in New York. It follows the real-life story of a man called Mark. According to the film’s synopsis, “Mark walks the streets of Manhattan looking like a millionaire… during the day he pursues a ‘normal’ life, late at night he goes to a place where the American Dream has turned into a nightmare.”
Writing on their official website, Mumford & Son’s Winston Marshall wrote, “Thomas Wirthensohn made a film we love, ‘Homme Less.’ It follows a close neighbour of mine at the time, Mark, a neighbour I never met, but inevitably we’d have brushed shoulders several times. Mark is one of the many men that make New York what it is, and Thomas’ film is a perfect portrait of the beast that the city is. He kindly used his footage and put it against our song ‘Tompkins Square Park’, also the neighbourhood in which Mark and I lived.”
Watch the trailer below:
‘Tompkins Square Park’ is the opening track on Mumford & Sons third album ‘Wilder Minds’, which was released in March this year.
The band are currently mid-way through a headline tour in support of the album. The UK dates began on November 28 at Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena. Mumford & Sons have five dates left to complete including two consecutive nights at London’s O2 Arena on December 9-10.
Earlier this week, Mumford and Sons cancelled their scheduled performance at the BBC Music Awards on Thursday (December 10).
The London folk-rock band were slated to play at the ceremony in Birmingham’s Genting Arena, but realised the event clashed with their O2 Arena gig in London on Thursday.
In a statement they said, “We’re very sorry to say that we’re not going to make it to the BBC Awards on Thursday. We’re out on tour at the moment, and we’ve realised that we just can’t make it work to do two shows in one day.”
Meanwhile, the band have been confirmed as as headliners of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2016