Mumford & Sons have released a striking new video to accompany their latest single, ‘Blind Leading The Blind’ — you can watch the video below.
The song — which is the band’s first new material since the release of their 2018 album ‘Delta‘ — is one that, according to a press release, they’ve been “working on, re-shaping, re-writing and generally re-imagining over the last 18 months”.
Speaking about the video, which was directed by Nick Davies, Marcus Mumford said: “Working with Nick Davies made the process of making this video an absolute privilege. Given our long history of work together, it was a complete joy to be under his direction again.
“We wanted to access the nature of the song, including some of its anger, introspection and even self-flagellation. A drum kit and an old sweaty laundry in Bangkok while on tour provided all we needed.”
Speaking about the song itself, Marcus added: “’Blind Leading The Blind’ has been a song we’ve had up our sleeves for some time, which ended up being a catalytic song for much of our work on ‘Delta’, its themes and feelings, but that we never got round to finishing in time to put it on the original release,” frontman Marcus Mumford said of the track.
“We’re proud that we’ve finally finished it, as it feels like one of the most challenging songs, thematically, that we’ve put out there, both for ourselves and our audience,” Mumford added.
“It feels it’s becoming harder and harder to coerce yourself into a listening, present and unafraid disposition, but that’s the gauntlet we’re throwing down for ourselves.”
As well as inviting Metallica’s Lars Ulrich on stage to perform with them recently, Mumford & Sons also made headlines earlier this month with the announcement that keyboardist Ben Lovett is opening another venue in London.
Lovett, who opened the Omeara venue in London Bridge back in 2016, will open the Lafayette in the King’s Cross area of the capital in February.
The band are also planning to release further new music in spring 2020.