Mumford & Sons Tease Second Album With Strange Video
The London folk scene has been awfully quiet over the last few months while Mumford & Sons have been busy recording the second album and preparing to release a film. But now it seems that the wheels in motion are in place for the release of their long awaited follow up to the immensely successful 'Sigh No More' and, as is the trend in music these days, they've uploaded a cryptic video to tease their fans. Experience the weirdness below.
With shots of half full bottles of lemonade and British flags intercut with a loud 1950s style garden party, it does seem like Marcus Mumford and co have returned to the homeland for inspiration for the film, bringing to mind events like the Jubilee earlier this year. A clue to their new direction perhaps?
Since announcing the record in 2011 the band have been quite open about what songs will feature on the album, playing many of them while touring including 'Lover Of The Light' and 'Hopeless Wanderer'. We look forward to hearing what else they have to offer from what will be a great album.
Mumford & Sons have a close relationship with Glastonbury, playing the John Peel stage in 2010 as relative unknowns but still pulling one of the biggest crowds ever seen in that tent. After that they went stratospheric in their success, seeing 'Sigh No More' win 'Album of the Year' at the Brits and be nominated for a Mercury Prize. In 2011, they returned to the Other Stage with a barnstorming set complete with horns, trumpets and a variety of new songs. At that moment, it was clear that this band had truly made it. As Marcus said, 'it's been a pretty weird year since last we saw you'.
Since then they have been filming a music documentary entitled 'Big Easy Express' which will follow the band on their Railroad Revival Tour across America. Here they have become even bigger then they have here, tapping into their folk scene which boasts acts like The Avett Brothers and Bob Dylan. After they release it on July 24 they will embark on an intimate tour around the UK before releasing their album later this year. Who knows, maybe we'll see them at Glastonbury next year...