Mumford and Sons released their latest album this week, and I reviewed their musical transition through Wilder Mind.
For those of you who may not know, Mumford and Sons is a British rock band that started in 2007. They were most well-known for their incorporation of banjos and other eccentric instruments into their music, but this latest album went for a more classic rock vibe, and removed the eccentricity of banjo sounds, albeit losing a bit of the whimsy and classic sound the band started with.
Believe was the first single from the album and one of the earlier songs on the albums tracklist. Although the banjo is gone, the messages the band has traditional threaded through their music is still there. Believe is an easy listening song that is a good introduction to the band if you’ve never listened to them before.
Wilder Mind, the title track for the album, showcases their intent at a new, more classic rock sound, with it’s play on guitar sounds and other common instruments for the genre.
My personal favorite track on the album is Snake Eyes, which discusses how revealing eye’s can be to our souls and true intentions. When I first heard come out as a single, it was instantly my favorite and it’s a subdued, mysterious sound is what intrigued me to this song.
Although they ditched the banjos for synthesizers, Marcus Mumford’s unmistakable voice and characteristic messages in their lyrics makes this album a true Mumford and Sons album. I do miss the banjos, but I’m still on board with their transition.
You can listen to the album on my Spotify!