Monday, March 2, 2015
– Mumford & Sons dropped the news today that "Wilder Mind" will be the band's next Cd, out May 5. The quartet also will return to the Gentlemen of the Road tour in the U.S. and England.
In a humorous email, the band wrote, "At the end of 2013 we went our separate ways to pursue our individual passions - be it playing professional football, getting into the catering industry, becoming an it-boy - and with each of our new careers quickly spiralling into bankruptcy and public disgrace, we had no choice but to reconvene and make a new album. So we spent 2014 writing and recording this record.
It's been a liberating and unifying experience for us as a band, and we're proud of what's come out. It was about songs, first and foremost. And then of course the sound we felt supported those songs best, which is what you will hear. We spent some time with our friend Aaron Dessner in New York (the album was half written in NY and half in London) then brought it to Mr Producer, James Ford. It was fun. Anyway, here it is... Our 3rd album."
Songs on the disc are:
1 Tompkins Square Park
3 The Wolf
4 Wilder Mind
5 Just Smoke
7 Snake Eyes
8 Broad-Shouldered Beasts
9 Cold Arms
11 Only Love
12 Hot Gates
The group also will also relaunch its Gentlemen of the Road tour. Stops include Seaside Heights, N.J., on June 5-6, Waverly, Ia. on June 19-20, Aviemore, Scotland on July 31-Aug. 1, Walla Walla, Wash. On Aug. 14-15 and Salida, Col. on Aug. 21-22.
Mumford & Sons will play Bonnaroo in June along with European festivals.
"Wilder Mind" will be the band's third disc, following "Babel" and "Sigh No More."