Mumford & Sons Drop Epic Red Rocks Clip for ‘I Will Wait’
Horns section joins them for the 'Babel' bluegrass anthem
Mumford & Sons’ summer U.S. tour just came to a close, but you can still get a taste of their high-octane banjo theatrics via the cinematic new live video for the band’s most recent single, “I Will Wait.”
Shot at Colorado’s picturesque Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the clip is a fitting way to experience the British folk four-piece: equal parts epic and intimate, with overhead sweeps of the seething mass of fans, each of whom seems to be experiencing his or her private show.
The crowd’s breathlessness seems deserved. The Sons slay their new harmony-stacked bluegrass anthem as if they’re tearing through a speed-metal song. It’s explosive and full of grace and totally in line with what we know about Mumford. Oh, and there’s a blazing horn section.
According to singer/keyboardist Ben Lovett, the band’s sophomore album, Babel, out September 25, is inspired by this very sort of thing. “Touring so much and playing so many different kinds of places, especially big ones, affected how we hear ourselves as a band,” he said to SPIN’s David Marchese in July. “The trick is to make the intimate moments more intimate and the big moments bigger.” Done and done.