Wednesday, March 06, 2013
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Mumford & Sons
Song:I Will Wait
With the release of their second CD Babel, the British folk group Mumford & Sons became one of the most unlikely success stories in recent music history. They formed in 2007 led by Marcus Mumford along with Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane. They all play several instruments. The name Mumford & Sons is supposed to evoke and old family business. And Mumford is the primary lead singer. The band was part of the London folk scene backing up acts like Laura Marling and Noah and the Whale. They started touring England in 2008 and released an EP independently. Then they released the full length CD Sigh No More in 2009. This earned them a US record deal with Glassnote Records and they signed with Island in England. The single Little Lion Man was a hit mostly by word of mouth. It didn't really chart that high. But it paved the way for appearances on Late Show with David Letterman and other shows and then they were nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy and they performed on the Grammy broadcast. Sigh No More got a big sales spike after the Grammys. The anticipation for the 2012 CD I Will Wait was so high that it blew up and topped the Billboard Hot 200 upon release. That doesn't happen very often. The CD has sold almost two million copies in the US. I Will Wait reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. You can get Babel in a deluxe edition with three bonus tracks. You can also get a Gentlemen of the Road edition which includes the DVD Live At Red Rocks which is also available on its own. Mumford & Sons are currently touring Europe and they are writing songs for their next CD. Here is the video for I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons. This is from the Live At Red Rocks DVD.