Mumford & Sons to debut their new single tonight (August 7)

Folk band will unveil the first taste of new album 'Babel' later today

Mumford & Sons will unveil the first single from their new album ‘Babel’ tonight (August 7).

The track, the title of which has yet to be confirmed, will debut tonight at 7.30pm (BST) on BBC Radio 1 on Zane Lowe’s show.

‘Babel’ is the follow-up to the Mumford & Sons‘ hugely successful debut ‘Sigh No More’ and will be released on September 24.


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.

Check back to NME.COM later tonight to hear the new Mumford & Sons single.