Mumford and Sons premiered 'I Will Wait' their first official song from their eagerly awaited second album.
'Babel' is set to be released in Ireland on Friday the 21st of September. The band unveiled their lead track yesterday on Radio One. Speaking about the song band member Ben Lovett joked 'It's the worst track on the record - we just thought we'd get it out,It's only up from here!'
'Babel' is the follow up to the hugely successful 'Sigh no More', speaking about the album the band said 'We are more than excited to release Babel into the world. We had started writing new songs well before we got into the studio to record.' The album was produced by Markus Dravs who has colloborated with Arcade Fire and Coldplay and also worked with the band on their debut album. Lovett said about working with Dravs 'We didn't want to do anything massively new – we didn't want to push the boat out too much.'
The band well known for their foot stomping anthems 'Little Lion Man' and 'Cave' came onto the scene in 2009 and from listening to this song they have not strayed to far from their familar style, which has worked so well for them so far. Speaking about the record the band said 'As a band, we've never been closer or more collaborative, all working to our strengths. And so we feel that this record is a natural progression that we're proud of, and we cannot wait to take it out on the road'
Other tracks on the album include 'Lovers Eyes', 'Ghosts that we Knew' and 'Lover of the Light' which the band have been debuting while touring this summer which included a stopover in Galway. For a sneek peek of what's to come listen to the track below