Mumford & Sons have announced their third full-length album “Wilder Mind,” due on May 4.
The 12-song set was produced by James Ford, who has helmed sets for Florence & The Machine and new Taylor Swift besties HAIM.
“Towards the end of the Babel tour, we'd always play new songs during soundchecks, and none of them featured the banjo, or a kick-drum,” said singer Marcus Mumford. “And demoing… meant that, when we took a break, we knew it wasn't going to involve acoustic instruments. We didn't say: 'No acoustic instruments.' But I think all of us had this desire to shake it up. The songwriting hasn't changed drastically; it was led more by a desire to not do the same thing again. Plus, we fell back in love with drums! It's as simple as that.”
The album cover features an empty park bench: IS IT A METAPHOR?!