Mumford & Sons Want to Try a Different Sound on Their Next Album
MUMFORD & SONS' second album, "Babel", took home Album of the Year at the Grammys earlier this month, but the band says their next album will have a slightly different sound from their first two. BEN LOVETT says, "We're ready to make the departure. There's definitely cohesion between the two albums [2010's 'Sigh No More' and 'Babel']. Now that we've done that, we're not desperate to walk away from that sound, but we're willing to explore what else we could do. These two albums are like 'brothers.' [We'd like to] do something that's a 'cousin.'"
So it won't sound TOTALLY different, although MARCUS MUMFORD JOKES that they could try RAPPING. He says, "We really want to rap. We've just got so much to say, saying it through a melody doesn't really work for me. We've been talking with JAY-Z about it, you know."
The band has a "handful of new songs", but don't expect a new album anytime soon. WINSTON MARSHALL says, "It might take a few more years than it took to make 'Babel'." (There were THREE years in-between "Sigh No More" and "Babel".)