Mumford & Sons, "Little Lion Man"

Track Review

British indie-folk quartet Mumford & Sons released debut album "Sigh No More" in the United States in February, but single "Little Lion Man" has been quietly climbing the Billboard Hot 100 during the past month. With an aura reminiscent of Crosby, Stills & Nash, "Lion" can be interpreted as a song of encouragement, as lead singer Marcus Mumford's voice offers a relatable tone with a rural inflection. The track reaches a powerful climax when the rapid banjo and guitar strums come to a sudden halt, and the chorus arrives a cappella. "But it was not your fault, but mine/And it was your heart on the line/I really fucked it up this time/Didn't I, my dear?" the band sings. One of the more aggressive songs on the act's album, "Little Lion Man" is a no-longer-hidden gem that should continue attracting attention to the band.


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