About three weeks ago, Marcus Mumford revealed the first song from his upcoming solo album during an emotional performance of “How” with Brandi Carlyle at Carlyle’s Greek Theater Show in Los Angeles on June 25. Now he is giving more information.
In a handwritten note posted to the Mumford & Sons leader’s Instagram account on Tuesday (July 12), Mumford wrote, “In January 2021, I danced long in isolation while facing demons, I ‘cannibal’ Wrote a song called I took it to my friend Blake Mills, and we began the process of making this album, which is dear to my heart, called (self titled), It arrives on September 16, 2022, is produced by Blake Mills, and stars Brandi Carlyle, Phoebe Bridgers, Clairo and Monica Martin.
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Carlyle reposted his note on Facebook, saying, “This is something so special and so important that I want everyone who comes here to understand the impact it has on me. Marcus Mumford is brave and soulful and Whatever you hope it will happen… but this music will do more for those who can claim the responsibility of a single person. I am very proud of that. And so much to be a part of this transit Proud. Prepare.”
At a Greek theater show, Mumford credits Carlyle, whom he says he became friends with “a long time ago”, not only singing a duet with him, but giving him full support. “As I was in the process of making a record – with the full blessing and permission of the band I am still in – [Carlile] listened to a few songs and put your hand around me and said, ‘I’m going to help you with whatever you need to do to end this,’ Diversity previously reported. “It was the most extraordinary endorsement ever from a musician other than my bandmates. And so, we went into the studio the next day and wrote and recorded this song, which is the last song on record.”
Although this is his first full solo album, Mumford has released other solo works, including an Emmy-nominated theme for the Apple+ series. Ted Lasso.
The label that released the album has not yet been announced. Mumford & Sons last album, 2018’s deltaGentlemen of the Road/Glassnote in America surfaced In June 2021, guitarist Winston Marshall left the group following controversy over his March tweets in support of the book by American right-wing journalist Andy Ngo. Expose: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy.
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