Sigh no more, Mumford & Sons fans: The folk rock balladeers have finally released a new album. Out Tuesday, Babel is the band's follow-up to Sigh No More, the 2009 record that featured songs "Little Lion Man," "The Cave" and "Awake My Soul." Sigh No More gave Mumford & Sons a larger profile here in America, something the band (made up of lead singer Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane) has capitalized on with nationwide tour dates and, most recently, an appearance on last weekend's "Saturday Night Live."
Mumford & Sons is having a moment ... so does that mean the band will go out on top? Lovett joked that Babel would be their last album together at a concert on Monday night. Per NME:
After one fan heckled the band, shouting that it had taken "ages" to make the follow up to their 2009 debut 'Sigh No More,' multi-instrumentalist Ben Lovett apologised, saying that he'd "try harder" with the next album, "if there is a next album."
Considering the fan anticipation for Babel, it's hard to imagine there not being a third album. And a fourth. Watch Mumford and Sons play their new single "I Will Wait" on "Saturday Night Live" below. Babel is out now.