Following their 2009 debut album Sigh No More, Mumford and Sons have released the title of their upcoming album, Babel. A year and a half in the making, their sophomore debut was mostly written on the road and in between soundtracks.
Touring almost constantly since their debut album, their movement translates on their new album. "The road has rubbed off into the album," explains bassist Ted Dwane says. "It's full of aliveness…Being away so much for the last couple of years is inevitably a theme on the record," Dwane says, "because it's something that we've all shared."
"It's been tough," explains Dwane. "We're all in relationships in London, and it's hard to be away from our families. But for us, this is an absolute dream come true.”
Because of their mutual emotions of separation, fans should “expect heavier emotions this time around. You might hear a little bit more of a slight flavor of darkness on a couple songs," reveals producer Markus Dravs.
Babel track list:
"Whispers in the Dark"
"I Will Wait"
"Ghosts That We Knew"
"Lover of the Light
"Below My Feet"
"Not With Haste"
The band has not been shy about road testing many of these songs so there is more than enough YouTube content to tide you over until September 24th. Here's a handy playlist of some of the better quality versions of the new songs:
With Babel set to release on September 24, Mumford and Sons will also soon kick off their upcoming tour in Hoboken, NJ August 1. No Twin Cities dates yet but we'll keep you posted if any get announced.