Mumford and Sons

Mumford And Sons – Believe (From A Wilder Mind)

I confess I have a weak spot for Mumford and Sons.  I loved their Folk – Rock sound, their creativity and their willingness to do something a little different.

A few weeks ago it was announced that Mumford and Sons would headline this years Reading and Leeds festival and shortly afterwards it was announced that their forthcoming album would be all ‘electric’.

It promised to be an interesting departure.  Then the band released a video of ‘Believe’ from the forthcoming album.

It must be said that if this song is anything to go by then it is certainly different, sadly not in a good way.  If Marcus Mumford’s goal was to turn Mumford and Sons into a second rate Coldplay cover act then he has certainly achieved it.

I can’t even begin to describe how awful I think this is!

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About The Sound of Summer

Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

2 thoughts on “Mumford And Sons – Believe (From A Wilder Mind)

  1. The Sound of Summer Post author

    I think that there is nothing wrong with trying to branch out and try something different. I think this takes them too much into the Indie mainstream. Sounding like Coldplay is where I draw my line though. Coldplay and Elbow are the two current bands that I really detest. Bland, boring, colourless dirge in my humble opinion 🙂


  2. motherhendiaries

    I was listening as I read this… and before you mentioned Coldplay, it was already in my mind. Not that I don’t like Coldplay – I love them, actually. But I understand M&S trying to branch out. Their sound was so very unique in the mainstream that it would have been so easy to be pidgeonholed as “those guys who play banjo”… 🙂 I actually like this track, but it could have been done by anyone. Maybe it will grow on me. Definitely Coldplay-esque, though… big time!



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