Despite breakup rumors and hiatus announcements, Mumford and Sons announced Monday that the group’s third album, “Wilder Mind,” will be out on May 4 via Glassnote Records. After teasing the release last week, the band wrote a note on Facebook, explaining they had been recorded and written the record in 2014. Here’s a teaser:
As the band told Rolling Stone, the new songs are free of banjos and folk elements. Instead, guitarist/ former banjoist Winston Marshall plays an electric guitar. “We felt that doing the same thing, or the same instrumentation again, just wasn’t for us,” Marcus Mumford told Rolling Stone.