By: Gillian McClellan
The highly anticipated sophomore album from Mumford & Sons has been set for a September 25 release through Glassnote Records. The folky band of Brits have christened their newest production ‘Babel’ and will be making it available for pre-order via their website on July 23. ‘Babel’ follows in the rather large footsteps of ‘Sigh No More,’ the group’s multi-platinum debut album, which garnered two Grammy nominations and critical acclaim.
Mumford & Sons recently released the following statement regarding the new album:
“We are more than excited to release Babel into the world. We had started writing new songs well before we got into the studio to record. At first, we peeled ourselves off the road quite reluctantly. We love playing live, obviously, but it had also become an important part of our creative process, we had been writing and rehearsing in soundchecks, and sort of ‘road-testing’ new songs on our very gracious audiences.
“But then we fell in love with recording again. The album started to come together, and with the help of Markus Dravs once more (and engineer Robin Baynton), we started to relish the challenge of making this album. As a band, we’ve never been closer or more collaborative, all working to our strengths. And so we feel that this record is a natural progression that we’re proud of, and we cannot wait to take it out on the road.”
The band will continue their series of Gentlemen of the Road Stopover shows in the U.S. this summer. Additional tour dates have been announced for Australia and New Zealand later this year.
‘Babel’ Track List:
“Whispers in the Dark”
“I Will Wait”
“Ghosts That We Knew”
“Lover of the Light”
“Below My Feet”
“Not With Haste”