If folk aficionados tune into Later… With Jools Holland on Saturday night, they will be met with an odd sight.
Frontman Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons will perform songs from his debut solo album, simply titled (Self-Titled), on the venerable BBC2 music program.
They are on the piano In addition to discussing his band’s previous appearances on the show, Mr. Holland will speak with Marcus about his first appearance there.
In July, Mumford, 35, declared that the coronavirus quarantine had compelled him to face his “demons” and motivated him to compose some solo songs.
Announcing on Instagram, he said: “In January 2021, facing demons I danced with for a long time in isolation, I wrote a song called ‘Cannibal.’”
“I took it to my friend Blake Mills, and we began the process of making this album, dear to my heart, called (Self-Titled).”
It was made public on September 16, 2022.
Have Mumford & Sons Broken Up?
Mumford is independently expanding his career as a composer and performer, but Mumford & Sons is still his primary band.
After singing his brand-new songs live, the father of two and husband of British Oscar-nominated actress Carey Mulligan has confirmed that his solo project has the “full blessing and permission of the band.”
He disclosed to NME that the folk group, who have achieved success with songs like Little Lion Man, want to write a new album together.
“I’ve got some songs already and I’ve shown a couple of them to the lads, so we’re starting to think about that stuff,” the US-born Mumford told the music magazine.
The million-selling artist’s most recent album, Delta, was published in 2018.
The Church Studios in London was the recording location for their fourth studio album, distributed by Island Records and Glassnote.
Marcus Mumford’s Solo Material
Mumford’s debut solo album includes some somber themes.
He freely sings of being abused as a child in the song Cannibal.
Discussing his decision to speak about it 30 years later, he said the abuse was “not by family and not in the church, which might be some people’s assumption.”
According to him, writing the album (Self-Titled) served as a form of therapy for him and even allowed him to tell his mother about the abuse he had experienced.
“This record is so deeply personal: it’s changed my songwriting forever,” he told NME.
The 10-track album features folk and country music icons Brandi Carlile and Phoebe Bridgers, and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg directed the music video for Cannibal.
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