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MUMFORD AND SONS WANT TO CHANGE UP SOUND ON NEXT ALBUM
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12/27/2012

Mumford And Sons may delve into electronics on the group's third album, saying they do not want to stand "for folk music or organic music." Speaking with Style magazine, frontman Marcus Mumford said that the group plans to change their musical style for the follow-up to 2012's smash hit sophomore CD, Babel. He explained, "We've always done what feels good, rather than what we've thought long and hard about, and we'll do whatever feels soulful next, whether that's with an electric guitar or a synthesizer."

Band member Ben Lovett added, "It's dangerous for us to talk about what we've been discussing for the third album, but we do have greater ambitions not to just stay within certain sonic confines. We're not going to be the band that stands for folk music or organic music."

Babel was a massive success for the band when it came out this past fall, hitting Number One on the Billboard album chart and selling 600,000 copies in its first week of release.

Banjo player Winston Marshall told NME earlier this month that the group was already working on new material, saying, "Will we wait years for the next album? F***, no. We've just started working on new songs, got a rehearsal studio. They're bones of songs, but really exciting bones. Sturdy bones."

Mumford And Sons will begin a short run of North American dates on February 5th in Boston.


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