Following up to their hit album “Babel,” Mumford and Sons is set to release a new album this May, entitled “Wilder Minds.” In a report by Billboard, the band is set to go banjo-less in their third studio release and that a new sound is expected from the group.
In line with this, the group recently revealed two new singles for the record, entitled “Believe” and “The Wolf.” After two years of working with the LP, Marcus Mumford revealed that the group has been longing to produce something different for their sound and that their forthcoming release would be the perfect time to release it.
“We’d been itching for a long time to do something different, and we picked the right time to do that,” Mumford said.
“Well, maybe it was a bit late.
Because we’d been a band almost as long as The Beatles, and this is only our third record, you know?” The report further stated that the band’s short hiatus might have been the key for the group’s experimentation on their sound.
The group went on tour for five straight years before taking a break that keyboardist Ben Lovett and bassist Ted Dwane expressed that the break they had pushed them to create a new Mumford and Sons album.
“People forget that if you’re going to write songs about living, you’ve got to live,” Lovett said.
“You get to travel and meet people [on tour], but you can’t really write songs about that.” “We missed each other,” Dwane said.
“We started getting creative, and when we have that, we instinctively turn toward each other.”