Mumford and Sons have continued their electric charge on new single The Wolf, the second cut taken from the (former) folk-rockers’ new album Wilder Mind.
Following the direction of their last single Believe, The Wolf puts Mumford’s much spoken about new “electric” focus front and centre, starting right off the bat with a barrage of pulsating guitars and steady drums.
“We didn’t say: ‘No acoustic instruments.’ But I think all of us had this desire to shake it up,” explained Marcus Mumford in a statement announcing Wilder Mind. “The songwriting hasn’t changed drastically; it was led more by a desire to not do the same thing again. Plus, we fell back in love with drums! It’s as simple as that.”
Wilder Mind is set to feature 12 new Mumford tracks and was recorded in London with help from producer James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, HAIM, Florence & The Machine). It’s due out in Australia on 1st May.
Mumford have already stated that they’re “definitely” touring Australia sometime this year, but have yet to lock in any dates. They also recently threw their support behind The Mercy Campaign, appealing for clemency for the two Australians facing the death penalty in Indonesia.
Listen to The Wolf below.
Listen: Mumford & Sons – The Wolf