It’s been nearly a decade since Mumford & Sons set their career in motion with the epic folk-rock debut, “Little Man Lion.”
Four albums later, the British band is going strong and their sound and style has evolved. It’s all laid right out in Delta, their latest LP which dropped overnight.
Produced by Grammy-winner Paul Epworth at the Church Studios in London, the new effort features the previously released tracks “Guiding Light” and “If I Say” and runs for an hour in total. It was like an experiment from the start, Epworth said of the recording process. “They were open to giving me a bit of space to run with stuff (and) try out what I had in mind,” he explained. “It definitely made me feel like I was essentially a fifth member of the band.”
As the bandmates spread their creative wings, fans around the globe on Thursday tuned into a series of album playback events, where Delta was complemented with visuals curated by, and in partnership with, National Geographic. Those nature clips were an unlikely source of inspiration for the new set. “While we were recording and mixing Delta, we watched a lot of films on silent including some pretty epic wildlife films by National Geographic — like a vision-track to our soundtrack,” explains Marcus Mumford.
Stream the album in full below.