Kevin Winter, Getty Images Mumford & Sons have postponed three upcoming live…
- Posted on Mar 14th 2011 8:30AM by Andrew Kerr
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Work has already started on the follow up to 2009's debut 'Sigh No More' with the band having spent a week writing music in Nashville earlier this year. Lovett told Rolling Stone, "We want to get the second album recorded this year, and we're hoping to have gigged the record in before going to the studio."
As previously reported by Spinner, the Londoners plan to introduce new material into their set during their Railroad Revival tour which kicks off next month.
The folk quartet will once again be working with producer Markus Dravs when it comes time to enter the studio, although the band did briefly consider recording the new album themselves. Lovett said, "I think we could perhaps record it ourselves, but we'd get lost in our own sorts. He's [Dravs] really good at bringing a little bit of structure and order to very disorganized minds."
One new song that has made it onto the band's set list is 'Lover of the Light.' But as much as Lovett likes the song, there's no guarantee it will make it onto the new album.
Lovett explained, "Some people have heard it, we've been playing it for about eight months now. I think that should go all the way through the next record, but ultimately we're trying to write better and better songs, and songs that are truer to ourselves. And if we end up writing 10 to 15 songs better than that one, it will just have to sit on the b-side of the tape somewhere."