Mumford & Sons have swapped their banjos for electric instruments in brand new single ‘Believe’.

Mumford & Sons new single

After a three-year hiatus, we are delighted to reveal that the foursome from London is back with new single ‘Believe’.

The track is a taster from Mumford & Sons upcoming album ‘Wilder Mind’, which is set for release on May 4th.

The single boasts an entirely new musical direction, ditching their much-loved folk styling for an electric rock sound, mirroring stadium bands such as Coldplay or U2.

According to an interview for Rolling Stone, the inspiration for Mumford & Son’s new sound grew during a demo recording session at The National’s Aaron Dessner’s Studio in Brooklyn.

Frontman Marcus Mumford explained: “It was really as a result of that [session] that we went away knowing that we’d come back to a certain sound. It didn’t feel like a huge departure in some way, you know? It felt kind of natural to us. It sounds kind of like a jolt or something, but for us it was just where we were headed. We were never too heavily wedded to a certain type of instrument.”

Have a listen to their new track…

Their latest album follows the 2012 hit Babel, which not only became the fastest selling album of 2012, but also won Mumford & Sons a Grammy for Album of the Year.

Some of our favourite celebrities have been tweeting their appreciation of the new track:
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But not everyone is happy with the lack of banjos…
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Mumford & Sons will be back on the road at festivals this Summer including: Bonaroo, Reading and Leeds. So if you fancy catching the all new Mumford and Synth live, make sure you grab your tickets!

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