"None of us had any interest in doing Babel 2. It was always going to be different." -Marcus Mumford to Rolling Stone
Mumford & Sons Just announced their new album "Wildfer Mind" which hits record stores on the unofficial Star Wars holiday May 4th ( May the 4th be with you...). But has the band joined the "SynthSide"?
1. "Tompkins Square Park"
3. "The Wolf"
4. "Wilder Mind"
5. "Just Smoke"
7. "Snake Eyes"
8. "Broad-Shouldered Beasts"
9. "Cold Arms"
11. "Only Love"
12. "Hot Gates"
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According to a new article from Rolling Stone's Patrick Doyle the band,"have mostly removed their signature elements- banjo, acoustic strumming, stomping kick drum- and replaced them with U2-sized guitars, synths, spacey mellotrons and even some drum machines."
F&F has been following the synth revolution very closely over the last year and to quote Dylan, “the times they are a changin'". In recent months bands such as Milo Greene and The Airborne Toxic Event have all but abandoned their classic sound and elected to push out electrical beats instead. Although Mumford & Sons, The Airborne Toxic Event, and Milo Greene are three very different acts, the one thing that they all have in common is the desire to try something new. As Marcus Mumford points out to Rolling Stone “None of us had really any interest in doing a sort of Babel 2. It was always going to be different." We have been hearing similar sentiments from a lot of the artists we speak to and although some fans will not be happy, isn't that what being an artist is all about.
In conclusion there is a synth revelation unfolding right before our very eyes and Mumford & Sons are about to hoist their flag at the top of the mountain! If you have not had a chance to check out the RollingStone article we highly recommend that you do (linked below).