Mumford & Sons have been discussing the plans they have for their third album, and have also revealed that they’ve been in discussions with Jay-Z about providing a “fresh experience” for the listeners of their record.
Talking to Rolling Stone,Marcus Mumford, the lead singer of the band, also stated that he “really wants to rap,” on the follow up to their Grammy Award winning second album, Babel.
Mumford stated, “We really want to rap. We’ve just got so much to say, saying it through a melody doesn’t really work for me. We’ve been talking with Jay-Z about it, you know. It’s gonna be a fresh experience for our band.”
Ben Lovett, the keyboardist for the group also added, “I do feel like we’re ready to make the departure. There’s definitely cohesion between the two albums. Now that we’ve done that, we’re not desperate to walk away from that sound, but we’re willing to explore what else we could do. These two albums are like brothers. Do something that’s a cousin.”
However, Winston Marshall, who plays the banjo for the band, did concede though that the follow up album could take several years to make, but he has also teased that an electric guitar or even a synthesizer could end up on the record too.
In December 2012, Winston also revealed that the band had already begun rehearsing and writing the album.
Babel has sold over a million copies around the world, and was the biggest selling debut of any album in 2012 in US, selling 600,000 in its first week.