Mumford & Sons released a new track, “The Wolf,” and released a video of mesmerizing images to go with it.
“The Wolf” is the second song the band has released this year, the first being “Believe” in March. Fans noticed a significant change in the group’s sound with that first single, and this new track follows the same pattern, with no more than a hint of the folk sound that used to be associated with Mumford & Sons. The band promised a new sound with their upcoming album, Wilder Mind, which is due out on May 4.
The latest track is upbeat alternative rock with fast-paced instrumentals and a catchy hook. The official audio video features kaleidoscope-type imagery of a cityscape and cars, especially taxi cabs, driving around an urban area with bright lights and tunnels. Watch the video and listen to “The Wolf” below.
Ahead of the release of Wilder Mind, Mumford & Sons has already been announced to play at the 2015 Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco in August. For now, they will be performing on Saturday Night Live on April 11.