This week, Mumford & Sons officially unveiled “I Will Wait,” the first single from their much-anticipated upcoming release Babel—signaling to the fans that they won’t have to—er—wait much longer.
For the past couple of years, UK-based Mumford & Sons have been riding the crest of the wave of the neo-folk revival, drawing fans across many genres to become one of the most popular acts in the world today. Their debut album Sigh No More (2009) has sold nearly 2.5 million units in the U.S. alone to date, and was the third top-selling album of 2011. The band continues to tour heavily, and will wrap up their summer tour of the U.S. with two sold-out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado and an appearance at the Aspen Jazz Festival at the end of this month. They’ll hit the road again with tour dates in Australia and New Zealand this fall.
“I Will Wait” (embedded below) admittedly doesn’t mark the breaking of any new ground for the band—but then again, when something’s working for ya, why mess with it? The song is quite catchy, and is sure to do well. The official street date for Babel is September 24. We can hardly wait.