Here’s the live video, filmed in South Africa, of Mumford & Sons‘ new collaboration with Senegalese superstar Baaba Maal and London-based, Malawi-inspired jazz/hip-hop outfit the Very Best.
Titled ‘There Will Be Time,’ the track is now available on digital services as the lead song from the British group’s forthcoming mini-album Johannesburg, a document of their recordings made there while touring in South Africa in January and February this year. That’s due for release on 17 June on Island. Here’s the album trailer:
The mini-album features these collaborators as well as South African pop outfit Beatenberg, and was recorded in two sessions lasting “all day and all night,” as Mumford and Sons put it. The group performed ‘There Will Be Time’ and ‘Wona’ with all of those guests on BBC2’s Later With Jools Holland on Tuesday (26), and you can see them playing ‘Wona’ here:
Mumford & Sons have just completed a sellout tour of North America, and start European shows in Finland on 7 May. They alternate between European and US dates through to July, headlining a Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park show in London on 8 July that features all of their colleagues from Johannesburg. Other artists on the bill include Alabama Shakes, Wolf Alice, Nick Mulvey and Mystery Jets.