Mumford & Sons have just released the official details for their second album: something that is to be one of the most hotly anticipated records this year.
Titled ‘Babel‘, the album will be released via Gentlemen of the Road/Island Records, on 24th September 2012. Having recently spoken out about the forthcoming album, the band say they’ve never been closer since the creation of a second record:
“We are more than excited to release ‘Babel’ into the world. We had started writing new songs well before we got into the studio to record. At first, we peeled ourselves off the road quite reluctantly. We love playing live, obviously, but it had also become an important part of our creative process, we had been writing and rehearsing in soundchecks, and sort of ‘road-testing’ new songs on our very gracious audiences. But then we fell in love with recording again. The album started to come together, and with the help of Markus Dravs once more (and engineer Robin Baynton), we started to relish the challenge of making this album. As a band, we’ve never been closer or more collaborative, all working to our strengths. And so we feel that this record is a natural progression that we’re proud of, and we cannot wait to take it out on the road.”
For now, the world have been teased with a little taster of the infamous ‘Babel’. Keep an eye out for more album updates… roll on September.