Indie folk stars Mumford & Sons have just revealed that their sophomore album has been completed. The news comes directly from NME who got the chance to talk to keyboardist Ben Lovett. So, when will we have the chance to head this follow up record. Find out below.
Sadly, there’s no actual release date yet. Lovett told NME:
“We’re finished recording our new album. But if we listen back while we’re mixing and discover it’s shit, we’ll just start again. We’re not going to put it out until it’s good enough.”
Those are wise words. Sigh No More was one of 2009′s best records, and they need to give us something even better. That’s how it works, right?
The band has already started playing a number of new songs live, which Lovett said helps them shape the song because they get to listen to them through the ears of the audience.
This summer, Mumford & Songs will play two festivals – Huddersfield’s Greenhead Park on June 2, and Galway’s Salthill Park on June 9. The band will also play a small UK tour to test out their new material.
Since 2009, Sigh No More has sold more 2.2. million copies. That year, Mumford & Sons racked up many Grammy nominations including Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Now, let’s just hope that record comes sooner rather than later. Fingers crossed for this year.
Are you looking forward to a new Mumford & Sons album?