Grammy wins. Performing at the White House. Sales records. Sold out show at Hoboken. What else could Mumford & Sons possibly to do to top their achievements in the last three years?
In a recent Rolling Stone interview frontman Marcus Mumford reveals the band is ready to transition away for their banjo rock sound and take a stab at hip-hop.
“We definitely had a graduation to go through with the sound that we had through Sigh No More to Babel, and that sound to us feels satisfied. And that’s a sound we’ll always play. The world has been really supportive of those songs, but then there’s other sounds we want to make.”
Ok, so that quote shows that the bands wants to get away from the “1 GIF That Sums Up Every Mumford & Sons Song” stigma. So what direction will they take?
“like hip-hop. We really want to rap. We’ve got so much to say – saying it through a melody doesn’t really work for me. We’ve been talking with Jay-Z about it, you know. It’s gonna be a fresh experience for our band.”