Mumford & Sons – Babel
In the three years since Sigh No More was released, Mumford & Sons have become a household name. However, all this success seems unfathomable once you press play on new album Babel. Like its forbear, it is full of grandiose folk music and barn-sized crescendos. It’s an album of swiftly picked banjos and stomping hoedowns that plod on throughout.
Single I Will Wait may be laden with overwrought poetry, but it has the hammer-down forlornness of previous Mumford & Sons hits. Whilst most folk music goes for intimacy, this band goes for arena grandeur. I Will Wait sees the band showing no signs of changing tact. The rollicking banjos and pretty harmonies are indicative of a band very much sticking to their guns – making this single a sure-fire hit with fans.
It is clear that Babel will not change your opinion of Mumford & Sons. Much like Sigh No More, it’s an album of epic string-laden proportions. With their anthemic choruses and earnest lyrics finding favour with the general public, Mumford & Sons’ on-going ascent is assured.
Babel is released on 21st September 2012. For further information or to order the album visit Mumford and Sons’s website here.
Watch the video for I Will Wait here: