After announcing a temporary hiatus after the final tour for sophomore album Babel, Mumford & Sons return today with the premiere of the first song off their third album Wilder Mind, to be released on May 4th. When news of the new album first dropped, along with a short video previewing an instrumental segment of the debut single, the apparent change of musical direction had some fans quite uneasy. Personally, I found previous album Babel to be very banjo heavy and I welcome the much more electric and synth-based sound with open arms. Having done the whole folk thing thoroughly, I think the direction the band is taking will make grounds for their strongest album yet. The band has mentioned multiple times that they had no intention of repeatedly doing the same thing, making this departure quite a predictable move. Time to put away the acoustic guitars and plug in all while keeping the beloved and familiar Mumford & Sons sound.
I’m stoked to share with you guys the premiere of “Believe” from the up and coming third Mumford & Sons studio album Wilder Mind. Enjoy!