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Winter Winds

“Winter Winds” is the second single by the London folk quartet Mumford & Sons, released from their debut album, Sigh No More. It was released in the UK on 6 December 2009, where it peaked at number 44; in Belgium it reached number 29. Marcus Mumford has said that this is his favorite song to sing live. It was written by Winston Marshall.[2]

Fraser McAlpine of the BBC Chart Blog gave the song a positive 5-star review stating that it would serve as an “amazing Christmas carol equivalent” for a ‘winterval’ type holiday, as “it’s quietly optimistic, pleased without being smug, melancholy but uplifting” and “sure of itself, but only because all the lessons learned have been hard-won, and generally reflective of times gone by”.[3]

Shooting for the video took place in November 2008, at Blue Bell Hill in Kent. Many of the scenes utilised the Kits Coty field. On the night of its debut on YouTube the video hit 250,000 views, breaking the release record previously held by Lady Gaga, of 200,000 views.

Whispers in the Dark (Mumford & Sons song)

“Whispers in the Dark” is a song performed by British folk rock band Mumford & Sons, released as the third single from their second studio album Babel (2012). It was released on 11 March 2013 as a digital download. The song was written by Mumford & Sons and produced by Markus Dravs.

A music video to accompany the release of “Whispers in the Dark” was first released onto YouTube on 10 March 2013 at a total length of three minutes and nineteen seconds.[1]

Tompkins Square Park (song)

“Tompkins Square Park” is a song by English rock band Mumford & Sons. It was released as the fourth single from their third studio album, Wilder Mind, on 2 November 2015, and also serves as the opening track for the album. The song peaked at number 86 on the UK Singles Chart.

“Tompkins Square Park” is an indie rock and post-punk song,[1] recorded at AIR Studios in London.[2] The title of the song refers to the East Village, Manhattan park of the same name. The song is centered around a deteriorating relationship. In the first line, the narrator of the song, who is one half of the relationship, requests their partner to meet them in Tompkins Square Park for a chance of rebuilding said relationship.[3]

No official music video for the song has been made, however, a video of a live version of the song has since been uploaded to the band’s Vevo and YouTube channels on 3 May 2015.[4]

The Wolf (Mumford & Sons song)

“The Wolf” is a song by English rock band Mumford & Sons. It was released as the second single from their third studio album Wilder Mind on 9 April 2015 and charted in multiple countries. The official music video for the song was uploaded on 30 June 2015 to the band’s Vevo channel on YouTube.

“The Wolf” is an alternative rock[1] and garage rock song.[2] The song displays the band’s change in sound from heavily folk inspired to more electric instruments. Most noticeably, the use of the banjo is absent from this song as well as Wilder Mind, the album which the song is featured on.[3]

The official music video for the song, lasting three minutes and fifty-five seconds, was uploaded on 30 June 2015 to the band’s Vevo channel on YouTube.[4] Directed by Marcus Haney, the video takes place at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music Festival as the band explores its sights and sounds. It also showcases the headlining performance by the band.[5] In the video the band members are dressed in various costumes; Marcus Mumford can be seen wearing a Robin Hood costume, Ted Dwane in giant chicken costume, Winston Marshall in a wedding dress and Ben Lovett in a fox costume. Actor Ed Helms can also be seen in the video; the actor performed at the festival that year alongside Dierks Bentley.[6]

The Cave (song)

“The Cave” is the third single by London rock quartet Mumford & Sons, released from their debut album Sigh No More. It was released in the UK on 26 February 2010. It placed 81 in Triple J Hottest 100, 2009 before the single had been released. It was the second single in the US after “Little Lion Man”, and has sold 1,657,000 digital copies there by September 2012.[1] On November 30th 2011, the song received 4 nominations in 54th Grammy Awards including Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

Roll Away Your Stone

“Roll Away Your Stone” is the fourth single by London rock quartet, Mumford & Sons, taken from their debut album, Sigh No More. It was released as a Digital Download on 3 June 2010 and was released as the third and final single from Sigh No More in the United States on 7 June 2011.[1] The song begins with an instrumental version of the Irish jig, “Merrily Kissed the Quaker”. The song appeared in the 2012 documentary film, Kony 2012.

Lover of the Light

“Lover of the Light” is a song performed by British rock band Mumford & Sons, released as the second single from their second studio album Babel (2012). It was released on 5 November 2012 as a digital download. The song was written by Mumford & Sons and produced by Markus Dravs.

A music video to accompany the release of “Lover of the Light” was first released onto YouTube on 4 November 2012 at a total length of five minutes and fifty-five seconds.[1] It was co-directed by British actor Idris Elba and British screenwriter Dan Cadan. The video does not feature the band, it tells the story of a blind man (Elba) who puts aside his cane and runs free, ending with him at the edge of a cliff.[2]

Little Lion Man

“Little Lion Man” is the debut single by English folk rock band Mumford & Sons. It was released as the lead single from their debut studio album, Sigh No More, on 11 August 2009 in the United Kingdom. The song had a positive commercial performance, charting in several countries and peaking within the top twenty in Australia, Belgium (Flanders), Ireland, and New Zealand.

I Will Wait

“I Will Wait” is a song by English rock band Mumford & Sons. The track was first released in the United States on August 7, 2012 as the lead single from the band’s second studio album, Babel (2012).[1] This is their most successful song to date surpassing their biggest hits, “Little Lion Man” and “The Cave”.

The music video was directed by Fred & Nick.[2] It was filmed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.

Ditmas (song)

“Ditmas” is a song by the band Mumford & Sons from their third studio album Wilder Mind. It was released worldwide as the third single from the album on September 11, 2015, and was sent to American alternative stations on 17 November 2015.[1]

The title of the song stems from Ditmas Park, Brooklyn in New York City; The band recorded the song in that area. Ditmas Park was also the location of the studio of The National’s guitarist, Aaron Dessner, where most of the album was recorded.[2] The song is a representation of the change in the band’s sound, most noticeably less usage of the banjo and more utilization of electric instruments. The song can be described as a break-up song.[3]

The music video for the song showcases the relationship between a Ukrainian Cossack and his horse. Directed by Alex Southam, the video was shot in Kyiv, Ukraine.[4] The band is also seen performing the song throughout the video.

Believe (Mumford & Sons song)

“Believe” is a song by British rock band Mumford & Sons. The song was released on 9 March 2015, serving as the lead single from the band’s third studio album, Wilder Mind (2015). The song marks a significant departure in the sound of the band, substituting their acoustic instrumentation for electric with a more alternative sound being featured in the song.

After attending a friend’s wedding in Texas, USA, the band stayed at a ranch for a week to write songs. Mumford, the band’s usual songwriter, left a day early and by the time the band met up again in London, Dwane, Lovett and Marshall had written the song “Believe”. The band then built the song up together, which was eventually recorded and produced by James Ford. The song has a length of 3 minutes and 41 seconds. The song, which has rock music influences and was inspired by bands such as The National, is considered a departure from the folk rock sound Mumford & Sons had become known for on their albums Sigh No More and Babel.

“Believe” was first aired on BBC Radio 1 on 9 March 2015 and was subsequently made available to download Worldwide.

Babel (song)

“Babel” is a song performed by British folk rock band Mumford & Sons, released as the fourth single from their second studio album Babel (2012). It was released on 9 July 2013 as a digital download. The song was written by Mumford & Sons and produced by Markus Dravs.

A music video to accompany the release of “Babel” was first released onto YouTube on 8 July 2013 at a total length of four minutes and five seconds.[1] The video shows the band performing the song in a derelict train station.[2]

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