Mumford & Sons wisely clone themselves for "Babel" video
|More than one Mumford in this shot!|
You really can't get enough of Mumford & Sons, and perhaps that's why there are so many of each member of the band in this new clip for "Babel."
As the camera follows the players around the warehouse in an infinite black-and-white loop that defies common perceptions of time and space -- no doubt their own distinctly Mumfordian take on non-relativistic theories of the time-space continuum -- we are reminded that no matter where we go in the four-minute clip (or in space, for that matter), Mumfy will be there.
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It opens with our favorite brooding protagonist, Marcus Mumford, furiously strumming his guitar as he perches on the steps inside of a seemingly abandoned warehouse -- perfect acoustics for recording whole-hearted, big-throated folk music, incidentally. Now that they are finally returning to the Twin Cities, a new video from everyone's favorite indie-folk-alt-country band is that much sweeter. It's the perfect antidote for whatever worries you might have had today.
One of the biggest highlights of the video comes in at about 1:37, when we see Marcus Mumford using his infinite musical talents to beat a rhythm out of a kickdrum. It's the first time we've ever seen him making music without his guitar, and omg, he's still like, so super cute. The only way this video could have been better is if it were just four minutes of millions upon millions of Marcus Mumfords, shout-singing in his feral, tortured way, just for us.
"Babel" is the fourth single off the Grammy-winning album of the same name, and the video release helped push the album back up to the No. 1 spot on the U.K. charts this past weekend. Babel is currently the third best-selling album of 2013, just behind Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience and Bruno Mars's Unorthodox Jukebox, which no one has actually listened to in full. So. Good for them.
We know you're dying to see the Mumfs all in action, and fear not! They'll be in our neighborhood soon. They'll be playing Lollapalooza on August 3, and then they'll be at the Xcel Center in St. Paul on September 4 as part of their official tour. Tickets for the Xcel Center show can be found here.