Mumford & Sons have shared the official video for their new track ‘Blind Leading The Blind’. The band first released the audio for the song in October and its release marked their first new material since the release of the acclaimed Delta album in November 2018. You can check the new video out below.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, ‘Blind Leading The Blind’ is a song that the band have been working on, re-shaping, re-writing and generally re-imagining over the last eighteen months. It was the band’s recent awarding of the prestigious John Steinbeck Award at San Jose State University in September that helped give renewed focus, inadvertently allowing them to finish the song and present it today.
‘Blind Leading The Blind’ touches on subjects pertinent to Steinbeck’s extended literary works, but primarily the notion of community. Marcus Mumford, a self-proclaimed student of this great American author, noted that his work with the people involved in the Grenfell Tower tragedy, as an ambassador for War Child UK and Children In Conflict US, and, broader-still, the band’s formation and undertaking of the Gentlemen of the Road fund, inspired the lyrics of the song, and those lyrics loosely reflected those themes, noted above, and ever-present to Steinbeck’s writing.
Marcus Mumford said of the song: “Blind Leading The Blind’ has been a song we’ve had up our sleeves for some time, which ended up being a catalytic song for much of our work on Delta, its themes and feelings, but that we never got round to finishing in time to put it on the original release.
With plans already afoot for new releases in the Spring, the second decade of Mumford & Sons look like it will welcome a whole new chapter for a band whose story is still very much being written and being told.