Mumford & Sons to Take a ‘Considerable Amount of Time Off’
“There won’t be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future following Friday’s show,” the English band's keyboardist Ben Lovett told Rolling Stone this week, referring to the group's gig in Kansas.
While Lovett didn’t specify the length of the band's absence, the break has been a long time coming.
“We just know we’re going to take a considerable amount of time off and just go back to hanging out and having no commitments or pressure or anything like that. It feels like the last week of school right now, before school holiday when you’re in high school,” Lovett added.
The band’s second studio album, Babel, sold a whopping 600,000 copies in its first week in the U.S. when it was released one year ago. Babel went on to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in February, beating out releases from The Black Keys, fun., Frank Ocean and Jack White.
This is the same album responsible for “Hopeless Wanderer,” released in August. The music video starred Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Ed Helms and Will Forte as the band.