Wilder Minds by Mumford and Sons due on May 4th, 2015

*images scanned by petraspective and edited by Kat.

  • RELEASE DATE /May 4th, 2015 (Worldwide)
  • PRODUCER /James Ford
  • LABEL /Gentlemen of the Road- Island - Glassnote
  • FORMAT /CD (Gatefold & Jewel Case)
  • SINGLES /• Believe (Released: March 9th, 2015)
    • The Wolf (Released: June 29th, 2015)
    • Ditmas (Released: September 11th, 2015)
    • Tompkins Square Park (Released:November 2nd, 2015)
    • Just Smoke (Released:February 1st, 2016)
  • AwardsNominated:
    • Top Rock Album (2016 Billboard Music Awards)
  • CREDITS• Marcus Mumford - Lead vocals, rhythm guitar, drums
    • Ted Dwane - Bass guitar, backing vocals, photography
    • Ben Lovett - Piano, keyboard, synthesizer, backing vocals
    • Winston Marshall - Lead guitar, backing vocals
    • James Ford - Drums, percussion, keyboards, producer
    • Tom Hobden - Violin
    • Thomas Bartlett - Keyboards
    • Dave Nelson - Trombone
    • Aaron Dessner - Keyboards, associate producer, engineer
    • Benjamin Lanz - Trombone
    • Lawrence Anslow - Assistant Engineer
    • Harrison Cargill - Additional Production
    • Ty Johnson - Photography
    • Tony Lake - Mixing
    • Jonathan Low - Engineer
    • Bob Ludwig - Mastering
    • George Murphy - Engineer
    • Robert Orton - Mixing
    • Jimmy Robertson - Engineer
    • Ross Stirling - Design, photography

Track list

About the album

Wilder Mind is the third studio album from Mumford and Sons. It was an international success in its first week on sale, charting at number one in seven countries, topping both the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200, and reaching the top 5 in nine other countries. Five singles were released from the album including, “Believe”, “The Wolf”, “Ditmas”, “Tompkins Square Park” and “Just Smoke”.

In September 2013, following the end of the world tour in support of their second album Babel, the band began what they thought would be a lengthy break, but found themselves back at work only five months later. After a couple of days in London at Ted’s studio, the band headed back to Brooklyn to write and demo tracks at the garage studio owned by The National’s Aaron Dessner, where the band had spent time recording demos in the months leading up to the end of the Babel tour. Ben and Winston were living in New York, with Marcus and Ted still based in England, so for the next eight months, the band split their writing sessions between Dessner’s New York garage and London’s Eastcote Studios, where their debut album, Sigh No More had been recorded.

The band then recorded Wilder Mind at Air Studios in London with producer James Ford, who also traded off drumming duties with Marcus.

Highlighted review

The decision to go electric for their third album effectively sacrifices what might be considered their USP, putting them in a much more crowded field. But the switch is a triumph, as if the band have slipped out of woolly sheepskin overcoats to reveal the leather jackets and canine glint lurking beneath all along. Wilder Mind has all the songwriting power to satisfy committed fans but with a sharper edge and darker undercurrents that might entice sceptics.

– Neil McCormick THE TELEGRAPH

*top Wilder Mind image by Briona Baker.