Mumford & Sons released a new video for “Blind Leading the Blind” which is a heartfelt and genuine track of authentic proportion. The video showcases Marcus Mumford going all out in a drum solo where he sits alone in a large empty parking lot. His tenacity and passion pours through while he pounds the drums as sweat is beating off his head and powerful lyrics drive the song forward like, “Put your hand in mine tonight, I will be here when you cry it out tonight. I will be here. Let’s raise our hands for a moment and leave it all behind. Don’t be afraid for a moment. The blind leading the blind.”
In a recent press release, Mumford shared about the track, “‘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. 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.”
Marcus Mumford also shared, “Working with Nick Davies made the process of making this an absolute privilege. Given our long history of work together, it was a complete joy to be under his direction again. We wanted to access the nature of the song, including some of its anger, introspection and even self-flagellation. A drum kit and an old sweaty laundry in Bangkok while on tour provided all we needed.”
Mumford & Sons is a British folk-rock band that has taken the world by storm in recent years. They began back in 2007 and band members include Marcus Mumford (lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, drums), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboard, piano, synthesizer), Winston Marshall (vocals, electric guitar, banjo) and Ted Dwane (vocals, bass guitar, double bass). They have released four studio albums, Sigh No More (2009), Babel (2012), Wilder Mind (2015) and Delta (2018) and three live albums: Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire (2011), The Road to Red Rocks (2012) and Live from South Africa: Dust and Thunder (2017). Their recent album, Delta debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, Americana/Folk Albums, Alternative Rock Albums, and Rock Albums charts.
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