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Marcus Mumford announces debut solo album

By | Published on Wednesday 13 July 2022

Marcus Mumford

Marcus Mumford has announced that he will release his debut solo album – ‘(Self-titled)’ – later this year.

The Mumford & Sons frontman says that this collection of songs became a solo album when the rest of his band said that they wanted nothing to do with them. I think they said it a bit more nicely than that. But either way, instead of those guys, he enlisted help from Brandi Carlile, Phoebe Bridgers, Clairo and Monica Martin, who all appear on the record.

In an email update to fans earlier this week, he explained: “In January last year I set myself the task of trying to write some songs and just follow where they led. When I showed the first two to the lads in the band, we all agreed it was probably a story I had to tell on my own”.

Yeah, that was definitely a bit more tactful than what I said. Anyway, he’s now confirmed some more information about this new solo album.

“In January 2021, facing demons I danced with for a long time in isolation, I wrote a song called ‘Cannibal’”, says Mumford in a post on Instagram yesterday. “I took it to my friend [producer] Blake Mills, and we began the process of making this album, dear to my heart, called ‘(Self-titled’)”.

The album is set for release on 16 Sep. If you want to hear ‘Cannibal’ now, well, you can’t. It’s not out yet. But let’s all assume that this is gearing up towards a release of that track this Friday. Until then (or longer if I’m wrong), just imagine in your head what a song the Sons didn’t even want to record might sound like.