Mumford & Sons released a new single, "Blind Leading The Blind" on digital platforms on Wednesday.
Mumford & Sons released a new single, “Blind Leading The Blind” on digital platforms on Wednesday.
The song, produced by Paul Epworth and recorded at The Church in London, is the first release from the band since they came out with their 2018 album Delta, which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard 200.
Mumford & Sons debuted the song live in 2016 but have reportedly been “working on, re-shaping, re-writing and generally re-imagining” the tune over the last 18 months.
The song’s lyrics, “My generation’s stuck in the mirror/ ‘Forget about the poor, ’cause I don’t like the word,'” expose people’s cynicism.
“‘Blind Leading The Blind’ has been a song we’ve had up our sleeves for some time, which ended up being a catalytic song for much of our work on ‘Delta’, its themes and feelings, but that we never got round to finishing in time to put it on the original release,” frontman Marcus Mumford said of the track.
“We’re proud that we’ve finally finished it, as it feels like one of the most challenging songs, thematically, that we’ve put out there, both for ourselves and our audience,” he added.
“It feels it’s becoming harder and harder to coerce yourself into a listening, present and unafraid disposition, but that’s the gauntlet we’re throwing down for ourselves.”
Last month, the British folk rock band accepted the prestigious John Steinbeck Award, a honor awarded to artists, writers, philosophers and activists who embody his legacy dedicated to delivering a raw perception of social issues plaguing the United States and around the world.
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