Fans of Mumford and Sons have waited a painfully long time for their debut album, Sigh No More, which is finally due for release on 5th October. One week before, the waistcoat-sporting gents will release the single “Little Lion Man”, and we can all breathe a collective sigh of musical relief.
A stalwart of their live shows, ‘Little Lion Man’ retains all the searing power and anthemic bulk that it has onstage but gains a polish that highlights the talent on show in its conception. This pacy, energetic song is a cornucopia of magnificent sounds that grip your heart hard and take it wherever they please. Give in to it – there’s no stopping these paragons of folky goodness.
Words: Helen True