Everybody's favorite folk band is gearing up for a massive return. Mumford and Sons
have announced that they have begun to record the follow up to 2012's Grammy Album of the Year winner Babel
. Interestingly enough, the expected follow up Wilder Mind
will find the band moving into unfamiliar territory. The band has revealed that they are moving in an electronic direction with electric guitars, synths, and drum machines replacing their traditional banjo and acoustic elements, the band is taking a huge risk alienating their large fan-base. Following this announcement it was the perfect time to explore how far the band has come in terms of sound and popularity.
The performance at the Music Hall is absolutely stunning. The band is in perfect form, nailing all of their numbers with an obvious passion. Although acoustic, the energy the band brings to the songs and live show is unmatched. It's no wonder they've only gotten bigger and bigger. Watching lead singer Mumford commander a stage is something else. His mastery of crowd as well as his powerful vocals gives him next level frontman status. As the tempos shift and twist, the energy never lets up and the crowd doesn't back down. This kind of show is rare. Today, you'll most likely find the band selling out arenas and not a venue this small. It's great to see how they've matured.
So in celebration of Throwback Thursday: #TBT to that time Mumford & Sons weren't big enough to play arenas yet. Check out their performance below at the Music Hall of Williamsburg and get ready for what will surely be another hit filled album Wilder Mind