I Will Wait video from Mumford & Sons

Babel - Mumford & SonsMumford & Sons have released a new music video in advance of their upcoming CD release.

This British quartet present something of a dilemma for many bluegrass fans. Rootsy to the core, their sound draws on elements of bluegrass and folk, but presented with a sensibility and stage performance more at home in the alt-rock world. But banjo and reso-guitar are prominent in much of their music, and measured both in ticket and CD sales, they are a force to be reckoned with in the mainstream music market.

Particularly among younger grassers, Mumford & Sons has found an audience among folks who follow bluegrass. For purists, they are something of a bitter pill, especially when they hear someone say, “Oh… I love bluegrass – like Mumford & Sons!”

So without comment on that question, here is the band’s new video, for the song I Will Wait.



Mumford & Sons are currently touring the US. The new album, Babel, is due on September 24 from island Records.

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