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Marcus Mumford dismisses rock band exit rumors amid debut solo album announcement

June 26, 2022 04:40 STI

Washington [US]June 26 (ANI): British-American singer and songwriter Marcus Mumford has dismissed split rumors with his folk-rock band “Mumford and Sons” while announcing his first solo album.
As soon as news of Mumford’s latest solo album surfaced, various radio stations and websites came to the conclusion that the British rock band was supposed to break up, Variety reported. However, at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, the ‘Guiding Light’ singer confirmed he was ‘still in’ the band, offering a track from his latest album, alongside singer Brandi Carlile.
During the encore portion of the yet-to-be-announced album, Mumford and Carlile sang a collaborative ballad that the former claimed would be put on the closing track of his final album. Carlile, known for her song ‘The Eye’, praised her ‘soulmate’ Mumford for her ‘brave and spectacular piece of music’.

“He’s someone I consider to have become my kindred spirit, and he makes a truly brave and spectacular piece of music that we’re truly honored to share with you for the first time. Please welcome, the one and only Marcus Mumford “, said Carlile, as reported by Variety.
Mumford also highlighted the ‘impact’ his ‘friend Brandi’ had on his life and revealed he composed the new record with due ‘permission’ from his rock-folk band.
“…what an impact my friend Brandi has had on my life since we became friends quite a long time ago now. And I was in the process of making a record – with the full blessing and permission of the band I ai I’m still here,” Mumford confessed, as reported by Variety.
All four lines of the song were sung by Mumford while his friend and singer Carlile joined in the rest of the song. The lyrics are about forgiveness after a bitter separation. However, according to Variety, the lyrics have no resolution with Mumford leaving his band.
Additionally, the ‘Mumford and Sons’ member’s appearance with Carlile, revealing the end of his latest album, indicated that Mumford was no longer overly concerned about keeping the album a secret. (ANI)