This latest single also heralds their first new music since 2018’s Delta
Elli Chappelhow
17:17 9th December 2019

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Mumford & Sons share brilliantly simple visuals for their single ‘Blind Leading The Blind’, instantly proving that less is almost always more.

Shot in a warehouse in Bangkok while the band was touring Thailand, the only props they needed were the drum kit and a camera, with the entirety of the video focussing solely on Marcus and his skins. 

Directed by Nick Davies, the visuals are compelling and driving, and most importantly - support the drama of the song. With each lyric as hard-hitting as Marcus’ drumming, the lyrics are bold, brave, and drill down to the very essence - much like this video. Give it a watch here:

Marcus Mumford: “Working with Nick Davies made the process of making this video an absolute privilege. Given our long history of working together, it was a complete joy to be under his direction again. We wanted to access the nature of the song, including some of its anger, introspection and even self-flagellation. A drum kit and an old sweaty laundry in Bangkok while on tour provided all we needed.” 

On the song itself, Marcus reflected: “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."

With the wheels set in motion for a spring release from Mumford, there’s a glimpse of the next decade for the band, a new chapter. Keep your eyes and ears peeled…

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Photo: Luke Hannaford