Mum­ford and Sons re­turn to their ‘early days men­tal­ity’

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Mum­ford & Sons have re­turned to the “men­tal­ity” of their early days for their new al­bum. Front­man Marcus Mum­ford has re­vealed the Bri­tish group are cur­rently busily work­ing away on new ma­te­rial for their fourth stu­dio al­bum and he said they’re in a sim­i­lar frame of mind to that which in­spired their de­but re­lease, ‘Sigh No More’, back in 2009. He shared: “We’ve been play­ing a cou­ple of new songs a night on this tour, and we’ve gone back to the men­tal­ity we had when we first started out, when ev­ery song was new to the au­di­ence and we’d get away with ex­per­i­ment­ing on them al­most ev­ery night - work­ing out what wasn’t quite right, which lyrics didn’t work, how 60 peo­ple in a pub re­acted to cer­tain things. “That was al­ways part of our writ­ing process, but on ‘Wilder Mind’ we kind of changed that men­tal­ity - we wrote it less on the road and more in the stu­dio. “Peo­ple can share songs on­line so much more eas­ily these days, so that ex­per­i­men­ta­tion is a lit­tle riskier than be­fore, but we try not to be too pre­cious about it.” Marcus’ thoughts have been echoed by gui­tarist Win­ston Mar­shall, who re­vealed the band are happy to bide their time be­fore re­leas­ing the fol­low-up to 2015’s ‘Wilder Mind’. Speak­ing to NME mag­a­zine, Win­ston ex­plained: “We all feel slightly dif­fer­ent about the next al­bum, but I feel like we’ve got a re­ally good chunk of the record done, al­though there’s still a lot more to do. “If you’re go­ing to write an al­bum of 10 songs, our at­ti­tude is that you need to write 30 and choose 10 good ones. We could prob­a­bly put out a not-so-good al­bum right now, but it’s bet­ter to wait and put out a great one.”

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