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Mumford & Sons are very pleased to share details of their forthcoming fourth album, along with a huge sixty-one date arena tour starting later this year.
“Delta” will be released through Island Records/Gentlemen of the Road. It was recorded at The Church Studios in London, and produced by Paul Epworth.
Since the release of Wilder Mind in May 2015, and the collaborative Johannesburg EP in the Summer of 2016, Mumford & Sons have found a rich, prolific vein of form in the writing for “Delta”. Where Wilder Mind harnessed a widescreen electric sound that seemed custom built to be belted back to them from the festival main stages, “Delta” loses none of that sense of scale, but couples it with an intimacy and jubilance that has so successfully combined to make Mumford & Sons one of the biggest bands of recent years. Guiding Light is the perfect example of that – a dizzying folk-rock song that builds, builds, explodes and then explodes again. An emphatic return.
“Delta” is a record of differing shades, colours and textures. A record that finds Mumford & Sons, no longer young lads caught in a whirlwind, exploring that sense of adulthood and responsibility that comes of turning thirty and revaluating priorities. It’s a tender listen, introspective and reflective but is married with those ecstatic stadium-sized dynamics. It sounds like a career-defining body of work.