Mumford & Sons release their new single, ‘I Will Wait’ on the 24th September. It is the first single to be taken from their second album, ‘Babel’, released on the same day.
‘I Will Wait‘ premiered on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show last night and can now be streamed/ embedded via the Mumford & Sons YouTube channel.
The story of Mumford & Sons has been written and mapped out on the road. Since before the release of 2009’s debut album ‘Sigh No More’, the band has rarely been off tour, but the recording of ‘Babel’ brought them off the road and back into the studio.
Many of the songs on the new record found their dynamic through years of tested live performance. ‘Whispers In The Dark’, ‘Lover Of The Light’, ‘Below My Feet’, ‘Lovers’ Eyes’ and ‘Hopeless Wanderer’ might be familiar to fans that have seen the band perform live over the past eighteen months across the world.
‘Babel‘ was produced by Marcus Dravs, a man whom the band trusts to replicate and to understand the importance of live energy as much as they do. In a similar fashion to its predecessor, it is a record that marries the upbeat with the intimate, and the unrestrained with the raw. It is an album the band are justifiably proud of, and follows a series of studio sessions in Devon, Somerset, Northamptonshire, and London.
First single ‘I Will Wait‘ is a jubilant introduction to the music on ‘Babel‘. It is a song which has evolved alongside the band, and encapsulates the very essence of what they do so well.
Following their successful Gentlemen of the Road Stopover shows earlier this Summer in the UK and Ireland, and while currently touring to sold-out crowds in the US, Mumford & Sons will continue to map their journey on the road throughout 2012 and beyond.