Mumford & Sons Already Working on New Material
In October, roughly a month about their sophomore album Babel dropped, Mumford & Sons’ Marcus Mumford mentioned the group wants to spend less time getting out a follow-up. For those unaware, there was a three-year gap between Babel and their debut. Mumford, at the time, said: "[The wait] was just because we were touring that we didn't have time. It wasn't like we were sunning ourselves. We've been playing music the whole time."
Now, based on an interview in NME, the act is already working on new songs. Winston Marshall, in talking about the new album, stated: "Will we wait years for the next album? F-ck, no. You heard it here first. We've just started working on new songs, got a rehearsal studio. They're bones of songs, but really exciting bones. Sturdy bones."
A timeline for their third release has not been revealed. But, for the moment, the group ought to be moderately basking in the success Babel has garnered. First off, reported in October, Babel was one of the fastest-selling albums of 2012 in the U.K. and U.S. On top of that, the release had excellent opening chart performance in both countries. Additionally, announced over the past week, the album was nominated for the Grammys’ Album of the Year.
In support of Babel, the group has been doing a series of festival dates and stops in the U.K. and Ireland on its Tour of the Two Halves. The final show is on December 18 at the O2 Arena in London.