Mumford & Sons, “I Will Wait”

August 9, 2012 — 3 Comments

A SILLY DISCLAIMER FOR PEOPLE WHO WONDER WHY I POST MUSIC (NO ONE HAS EVER COMPLAINED SO I DON’T KNOW IF YOU EXIST BUT DISCLAIMERS AND ALL CAPS SEEM TO GET PEOPLE’S ATTENTION SO I THOUGHT I’D ADD ONE):
I like music. Why is that important? Well, it’s not particularly important, except to me (and my wife, who does our budget), but it does have some relevance to you. Because this is my blog, I sometimes post music here. If you don’t like music or have bad taste in music (kidding, of course), no big deal–just skip this post and wait for the next one.

Now, to get on with it…

I’ve been a huge fan of Mumford & Sons ever since I clicked a link to a youtube video when they first hit the scene. The British folk-rock group has talent to spare combined with lyrical depth that is rare. If there was any doubt of their greatness, 2011’s Grammy performance blew the world away with their passion and joy. It was as good as live performance gets. The kind of show that you want to pay for. They had so much fun getting to play in front of the world that you couldn’t help but cheer them on. I added a new item to my bucket list that night.

I’ve been waiting, along with many others for their sophomore release, so I thought I’d post a video of this song from their upcoming album. Enjoy.

Are you a Mumford & Sons fan? Have you seen them live? Love to hear your stories.

3 responses to Mumford & Sons, “I Will Wait”

  1. 

    Jeff
    This post turned me onto Mumford & Sons. Thanks! How about your review of Babel.
    It intrigues me when a song writter has clear influences of faith in their song lyrics but then tries to distance themselves and say there no Christian influence. Dave matthews does this as well but it is clear he has a strong knowledge of faith. They do not appear to ridicule faith but touch on themes that do provoke thought. I love that the mainstream is presented with those themes.

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      Kevin, I love the new album. Not sure I’ll have time to review right now, but in my mind it carries on the legacy of U2 in giving artful, passionate, soul-searching folk-rock that doesn’t ignore the spiritual. I believe that Marcus Mumford’s father is the head of the Vineyard church movement in England. He obviously has real Christian and biblical influences in his writing. Like U2, Mumford reminds me of the Psalms. In the Psalms, every emotion is worn on the sleeve and the cries of the heart cut loose in an unfiltered way, but at the same time these are explored in a faith-filled way.

      Thanks for the comment and for staying in touch!

  2. 

    Your caps got my attention. So mission accomplished!

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