Mumford & Sons To Do Something Different for Third Album
Mumford & Sons are just off a Grammy win for Album of the Year for Babel, but even before this achievement, the group talked about writing and recording a follow-up quickly. Although on tour, Mumford & Sons have been putting together new songs, and according to a Rolling Stone interview, they want to do something different this time around.
During the interview, keyboardist Ben Lovett explained their first two albums have a continuous character, and now they want to branch off. "There's definitely cohesion between the two albums. Now that we've done that, we're not desperate to walk away from that sound, but we're willing to explore what else we could do. These two albums are like brothers. Do something that's a cousin."
Possibilities have been thrown around, including a facetious idea to record a rap album. Marcus Mumford joked: "We really want to rap. We've just got so much to say – saying it through a melody doesn't really work for me. We've been talking with Jay-Z about it, you know. It's gonna be a fresh experience for our band."
Psychedelic rock is another sound they appear to be experimenting with.
Although the band previously stated they wanted to make a follow-up in less time, that might not be the case, especially as they search for a new sound. The gap between Sigh No More and Babel, for those unaware, was three years.