Hollywood, CA, August 2022 – Marcus Mumford revealed the first song from his forthcoming solo album during an emotional performance of “How” with Brandi Carlile at her Greek Theater Show on June 25 in Los Angeles. Earlier this year, Mumford recorded tracks for the new album at United Recording in Hollywood with producer/multi-instrumentalist Blake Mills and legendary drummer Jim Keltner.
Marcus Mumford is the co-founder and leader of the British folk band Mumford & Sons formed in London in 2007. The band has won a number of music awards throughout their career and their live performance at the 2011 Grammy ceremony with Bob Dylan and The Avett Brothers led to a surge in popularity in the U.S. In 2013, their album “Babel” won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
In a handwritten note posted on the Mumford & Sons leader’s Instagram account on July 12, Mumford wrote, “In January 2021, facing demons I danced with for a long time in isolation, I wrote a song called ‘Cannibal.’ I took it to my friend Blake Mills, and we began the process of making this album, dear to my heart, called ‘(self-titled).’ It comes out September 16, 2022 via Island Records, produced by Blake Mills, and featuring Brandi Carlile, Phoebe Bridgers, Clairo and Monica Martin.” He clarified on stage that his solo album had the “full blessing and permission of the band” and also noted that he will not be leaving the group.
Learn more about the new album here: https://www.marcusmumford.com