That thrashing banjo. That London brogue. That signature blend of churchy angst and romantic melodrama.
It could only mean one thing: Mumford & Sons are back.
The British foursome, whose last album Sigh No More became a double-platinum sleeper smash (over two years after its release, it’s still kicking around in the Top 40), is back with a lush new single, “I Will Wait,” and they’ve just released the audio link online.
The song, the first from their forthcoming Babel (due Sept. 24), hearkens back to their Grammy nomination-festooned single “The Cave” with its shouted refrain, triumphant horns, a driving kick drum, and an earnest lyric about a relationship so perfect is has Marcus Mumford kneeling down in reverence, raising his hands, and wishing for his mind to be “freed from the lies.” READ FULL STORY