Folk rock band Mumford & Sons have released a new song entitled “Blind Leading the Blind,” which debuted earlier today as a Zane Lowe World First on Beats 1. This song was inspired by the writing of John Steinbeck, the author who wrote some classic staples to the American literature canon, such as Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath.
The track feature’s the bands signature blend of Americana, folk music and rock with plenty of pop chords, a quick drum line, and catchy instrumental breaks. The track was originally a work in progress for band member’s, who were constantly reshaping its sound since the release of their latest studio album Delta.
“‘Blind Leading The Blind’ has been a song we’ve had up our sleeves for some time, which ended up being a catalytic song for much of our work on Delta, its themes and feelings, but that we never got round to finishing in time to put it on the original release,” the band explained in a press statement. “We’re proud that we’ve finally finished it, as it feels like one of the most challenging songs, thematically, that we’ve put out there, both for ourselves and our audience. It feels it’s becoming harder and harder to coerce yourself into a listening, present and unafraid disposition, but that’s the gauntlet we’re throwing down for ourselves.”
The band is set to launch their first music festival, Agora Del Mar in Cancun, Mexico, from February 27th-29th, with a line-up featuring Jenny Lewis, Phoebe Bridgers and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Prior to this the band premiered a music video for their song “Woman,”starring dancers Stephanie Croisillat and Yeman Brown.
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