Music News- Today, Mumford & Sons paid a visit to BBC Radio 1 to share their new single "Guiding Light", which will appear on their fourth studio album, Delta, due to release on November 16 via Gentlemen of the Road/Glassnote Records.
"It was hard work, we tried it loads of different ways," frontman Marcus Mumford told BBCRadio 1's Annie Mac Photo Credit- Alistair Taylor-Young
about the new song. "We wrote it like a year ago, and it's taken a while just to get it to that point, and now we're happy with it."
The alt folk band also revealed to BBC Radio 1 that Delta will be even more experimental, unlike their previous albums.
"The first records, we had restrictions on ourselves just from what the instruments we had on tour were, and when we were writing it was on tour, so we didn't have much time to delve into the studio," Mumford said during the interview. "The third album we put some boundaries, but on this record it felt like there have been no boundaries creatively."
Mumford & Sons will perform the single on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, 9/24. After their new album releases, the band will embark on a 60-day worldwide tour, with full tour itinerary to be announced October 4.
The band have also released the first single from the album, ‘Guiding Light’. Described as “a dizzying folk-rock song that builds, builds, explodes and then explodes again,” the single premiered this evening as Radio 1’s ‘Hottest Record’. Watch the song video below.