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Mumford & Sons to Debut New Single Tonight

Later tonight, British folk-superstars Mumford & Sons will debut the as yet untitled first single from their upcoming new album, Babel, the quartet’s first album since 2009′s Brit Award winning debut, Sigh No More.

The untitled new track is set to be played on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show, at around 7.30pm (BST), though it hasn’t been confirmed whether Mumford, or indeed any of his sons will be in attendance for an interview (It’s been a long day, okay?). The band’s sophomore album, Babel, is set for release this fall on 24th September.

The band said of the new album:

“We are more than excited to release ‘Babel’ into the world. We had started writing new songs well before we got into the studio to record. At first, we peeled ourselves off the road quite reluctantly. We love playing live, obviously, but it had also become an important part of our creative process, we had been writing and rehearsing in soundchecks, and sort of ‘roadtesting’ new songs on our very gracious audiences.”

The band also spoke of the new album being a greater example of their collaberative prowess, stating; “As a band, we’ve never been closer or more collaborative, all working to our strengths. And so we feel that this record is a natural progression that we’re proud of, and we cannot wait to take it out on the road.”

The recording process for the album is said to have taken around a year and half, opposed to the five weeks it took to record debut, Sigh No More. Rumoured song titles, as featured from recent live sets of the band include My Love Don’t Fade Away, Below My Feet, Ghosts That We Knew and Lover of the Light.

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