Three years on from their last album 'Babel', Mumford & Sons will release their third studio album this May.
It's called 'Wilder Mind' and is out on May 1st via their own label Gentlemen of the Road/Island Records.
The album was produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, HAIM, Florence and the Machine) and was recorded in London, although several of its twelve tracks were demoed in the Brooklyn studio of Aaron Dessner (The National).
By all accounts, it sounds like the foursome have moved on from their banjo-playing days with this album, as lead singer Marcus Mumford said: "“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. And demoing with Aaron 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 album will be preceded by lead single 'Believe' on April 24th and you can see a trailer for it - as well as the tracklisting and artwork - below.
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