Mumford & Sons have released new details about their sophomore album, Babel, which will come out on September 25th. In a statement, the British band said about the follow-up to 2010's Sigh No More, "We are more than excited to release Babel into the world. We had started writing new songs well before we got into the studio to record. At first, we peeled ourselves off the road quite reluctantly. We love playing live . . . but then we fell in love with recording again."
The statement added, "As a band, we've never been closer or more collaborative, all working to our strengths. And so we feel that this record is a natural progression that we're proud of, and we cannot wait to take it out on the road."
Babel will be available to pre-order through the band's website on July 23rd.
A number of the tracks, including "Lover's Eyes" and "Ghosts That We Knew," have been debuted in the band's live shows throughout their recent tours. Other new songs include "Whispers In The Dark," "I Will Wait," "Holland Road," "Lover Of The Light," "Hopeless Wanderer" and "Broken Crown."
Mumford & Sons will begin a summer U.S. tour on August 1st in Hoboken, New Jersey, wrapping up on September 1st in Colorado. The tour will be built around the band's previously announced "Gentlemen Of The Road Stopovers," outdoor events in four locations that will incorporate local vendors and businesses.