Mumford & Sons have released a new official video for Guiding Light, the first single released from their fourth album Delta, due for release on 16 November.
Recorded at Church Studios in London and produced by Paul Epworth, Delta is described as “a record of differing shades, colours and textures.”
Speaking to BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac about Guiding Light, Marcus Mumford said: “It was a bit of a beast to try and get on record. It was hard work. We kind of tried it in loads of different ways…this one took a while. We wrote it like a year ago, but it’s taken a while to just get it to that point and now we’re happy with it.”
Whereas 2015’s Wilder Mind focussed more on the anthemic, Delta is reportedly a more “tender listen, [that is] introspective and reflective” whilst still marrying with “ecstatic stadium-sized dynamics.”
Speaking about Delta to Annie Mac, the band’s Winston Marshall added: “I think at the beginning [of recording the album] we kind of fell back in love with the old instruments we didn’t play on ‘Wilder Mind’ like the acoustic stuff and the more folky instruments but [we were] conscious [about] how we can make these instruments sound not like these instruments which opened up a whole new world for us…”
In support of Delta, Mumford & Sons also recently announced details of a global tour running from November 2018 through to May 2019. The band’s UK and Irish dates can be seen in full below:
6 Nov 2018 – 3 Arena – Dublin, Ireland
18 Nov 2018 – SSE Arena – Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 Nov 2018 – SSE Hydro – Glasgow, United Kingdom
21 Nov 2018 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, United Kingdom
23 Nov 2018 – Genting Arena – Birmingham, United Kingdom
24 Nov 2018 – Fly DSA Arena – Sheffield, United Kingdom
25 Nov 2018 – Metro Radio Arena – Newcastle, United Kingdom
27 Nov 2018 – Motorpoint Arena – Nottingham, United Kingdom
28 Nov 2018 – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, United Kingdom
29 Nov 2018 – O2 Arena – London, United Kingdom
01 Dec 2018 – First Direct Arena – Leeds, United Kingdom
02 Dec 2018 – Echo Arena – Liverpool, United Kingdom.
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