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Yep. Mumford’s New Album Will Be All Electric.

Yep. Mumford’s New Album Will Be All Electric.

Mumford and Sons announced their new album today and, as expected, it’ll be a departure for the group. The album is called Wilder Mind, and it’s going to be a plugged in affair, with none of the banjo bonanza and fiddle fire that made them a household name and sparked a deluge of what might be called the “Hey!”-Clap-“Woo!”-Stomp-“Oh!” bands. Evidently, while past Mumford projects have been almost entirely written by Marcus Mumford himself, this was a far more collaborative affair. “We felt that doing the same thing, or the same instrumentation again, just wasn’t for us,” Mumford explained to Rolling Stone.

It’s a smart move for the band, which was getting very vocal about how tired it was of its trademark sound, but it’s hard to say whether it’s an improvement until we hear an actual single. But there’s reason to be optimistic. The album was produced by James Ford, who’s handled production for bands like Arctic Monkeys, Haim and Florence + the Machine. It’ll release on May 4 …

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