Following up the success of their massive LP Sigh No More will not be an easy feat, but the intensity of their newest material is certainly up to task. Mumford and Sons stopped by Radio 104.5 in Philadelphia to drop a sweet Halloween treat, a new harmony-powered ballad called "Ghosts," or "Ghosts That We Knew," depending on who wins the arm wrestle over the naming ("we're not very good at names," they admit). It's chock full of banjo, three-part harmonies, and broken guitar strings, just like all good Mumford material should be.
Check out the live performance of the new tune and a brief interview with the band where they don't quite rule out collaborating with Adele (obvious), but express an interest in collaborating with Blink-182 (deep left field). I've always thought "Carousel" sounded like a Mumford song title.
"Ghosts" (or "Ghosts We Knew"):
Don't forget to watch our Mumford concert video, a show during CMJ 2009 which retrospectively feels like part of the catalyst of their success.