Mumford and Sons have debuted their new single, ‘I Will Wait’, to be taken from their upcoming album, ‘Babel‘. The track got it’s first play with Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1, who was sitting in for Zane Lowe. Huw spoke with Ben Lovett, who introduced the exclusive first play of the record with great conviction …
“It’s the worst track from the record, just wanted to get it out there – Only up from here!”
After extensive touring, the band had to be in the right frame before getting back in the studio, and eventually settled down to record new material, late last year. Markus Dravs, once again produced the album, as the band were keen to keep the same set up and mentality as their 2009 debut album, ‘Sigh No More’. Even with all their success around the world, the band’s main priority was just about making music and getting it out there; a process that was both challenging yet enjoyable.
“We weren’t trying to push the boat out too much.”
The quartet, are currently touring in the US, with their ‘Gentlemen of the Road Stopover‘, where they’re joined by groups such as Haim and The Maccabees. However, they hope to return to the UK shortly with some new tour dates.
‘Babel’, will be released on September 24th. The album, consists of 12 tracks, and is available to pre-order from iTunes. Have a listen to the below, and see if ‘I Will Wait’ was ‘Worth The Wait’.