From fast-paced banjo and iconic lyrics of “And I will wait, I will wait for you,” Mumford and Sons jar listeners with their new album Wilder Mild.
The first strike of the electric guitar from the opening song “Tompkins Square Park” shows that the band has evolved. They walked away from their banjos and mandolins to embrace a more indie rock sound.
“The Wolf” and “Wilder Mind” carries an upbeat count that makes you want to dance, only to carry you down to a softer sway with “Cold Arms” and “Monster.” Triggering the listener’s youthful nostalgia, the album ends with “Hot Gates,” an echoing song beckoning you to replay the track one last time.
The band’s transition to a new sound did not cheapen them — the metamorphosis made them greater than before.
J.C. Balicanta Narag / Copy Editor
Album cover supplied by Island Records