Mum is the Word0
I am an avid seeker of new bands and new music. One of my favorite things is to find some little known band that is fantastic and has hardly any exposure. Thankfully, I have a good group of friends who are the same way. So when my friend Ryan told me about Mumford & Sons, I was excited to check them out. And, man, am I glad I did! This phenomenal folky foursome comes from across the pond, West London to be exact. These four friends only started making music together back in 2007, but what a sweet sound it is. It’s folk & bluegrass, it’s moving & powerful. But aside from their musical talent, it’s their lyrics that really resonate with me. The opening and title track, “Sigh No More” says "Love it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you / It will set you free / Be more like the man you were made to be”. It’s followed by “The Cave” which beautifully states “So come out of your cave walking on your hands / And see the world hanging upside down / You can understand dependence / When you know the maker's hand”. My favorite track is “Roll Away Your Stone” because these lines stop me every time “You told me that I wouldn't find a hole / Beneath the fragile substance of my soul / And I have filled this void with things unreal / And all the while my character it steals”. So powerful, so eloquently spoken. The best boot-stomping song, as I call it, is “Little Lion Man”. It’s sure to stop you in your tracks. But don’t take my word…listen for yourself. Check out their MySpace or watch these videos here. And ENJOY!
Little Lion Man [contains profanity]