Things are all coming together for Mumford & Sons, with the new album Delta on November 16th and a massive world tour as well!
Marcus Mumford and Winston Marshall talked about how they are thisclose to being done the new record. Marcus said, "It's a big one! It's the hardest we ever worked. I think it's the best we've ever done...not saying much. But we love it man, we're excited. We're mastering tonight and we're quite detail based."
They also said that there were no boundaries for ideas on the songs on Delta, that they felt liberated to use whatever instruments they wanted. Mumford & Sons has the freedom now to try different things on their music and they've worked with the right folks on the album. It also helped that they didn't overthink the album, that they went with their instincts while recording.
The conversation turned to a few video shoots that they just did, how they had to keep the "Guiding Light" video a secret from the people who were there but it was still a fun day. There was also a fan gathering and everyone was singing along after learning the song just a few minutes before. And, most important, at the end of the shooting day, Ben Lovett covered the drinks at his club Omeara in London.
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And here are the videos that Mumford and Sons did for "Guiding Light". They didn't tell the folks in the first one what it was for and the second one is the gathering outside of an art museum in London.