PREMIERES AT DANCE MAGAZINE WITH EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS
FEATURES CONTEMPORARY DANCERS STEPHANIE CROUSILLAT AND YEMAN BROWN
SUMMER TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
Mumford & Sons’ official music video for their new single, “Woman,” is premiering today at Dance Magazine—watch/share here.
Filmed in New York by the band’s long-standing collaborator James Marcus Haney, the video focuses on two young contemporary dancers—Stephanie Crousillat and Yeman Brown—for an intimate and expressive interpretation of the song. Dance Magazine spoke with band member Winston Marshall, choreographer Kristin Sudeikis and Brown about the unique collaboration, praising “the simplicity and intimacy of the atmosphere” and “Sudeikis’ understated, touching choreography.”
Of the track, Winston Marshall shares, “‘Woman’ was written over a long period of time, but really came together under the hands of Paul Epworth. In the studio we would find Paul going into ‘crazy-genius-mode’ every now and then when inspiration would carry him late into the night. When ‘Woman’ went through that process it became what it is now.”
“Woman” is the third single off the band’s acclaimed new album, Delta, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, Americana/Folk Albums, Alternative Rock Albums and Rock Albums charts with 230,000 equivalent album units earned (stream/purchase here). This is the band’s third consecutive #1 debut, the largest sales week for an alternative rock album in 2018 and the sixth-largest debut among all titles last year (Gentlemen of the Road/Glassnote Records).
In celebration of the release, the band will continue their “thrilling” (The Washington Post) worldwide Delta Tour this summer visiting iconic venues across the west coast including the first ever headline concert held at L.A.’s Banc of California Stadium as well as stops at Portland’s Moda Center, Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium, George, WA’s Gorge Amphitheatre, Missoula’s Ogren Park at Allegiance Field, Salt Lake City’s USANA Amphitheatre and three nights at Denver’s Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre. Full details are available via www.mumfordandsons.com/live.
Already receiving widespread praise for their sold-out live performances, the Albany Times Union declares, “Mumford & Sons has developed into an arena-rock juggernaut,” while The Washington Post proclaims, “The U.K. quartet thrilled a packed Capital One Arena crowd…undeniably wondrous arena rock anthems” and Billboard asserts, “It’s exactly the kind of tour that will solidify their spot in the pantheon of arena-friendly bands.”
Produced by Paul Epworth, Delta was written collectively by the band and recorded at London’s The Church Studios and continues to receive widespread critical acclaim…
“…a fine distillation of what makes these guys so engaging…people will relate to the universal doubts and fears that are often stirringly evoked by the music and lyrics on Delta”—American Songwriter
“Mumford & Sons roar back with Delta…redefines what they do and who they are”—Associated Press
“…the band is smack in the middle of its most fertile creative period to date”—Billboard
“…remain capable of recording radio-ready earworms that challenge expectations…while still retaining the major qualities that made them superstars in the first place”
—Consequence of Sound
“…their most drastic expansion in creative scope yet, both sonically and lyrically.”
“…finds the band branching out sonically, though it is still decidedly Mumford & Sons in the expert and engaging songwriting”—Forbes
“A muted, meaningful meditation on change and its results”—Newsday
“…an uplifting anthem that is guaranteed to get fists pumping in the arenas that Mumford & Sons will be headlining.”—New York Post
“Any album this epic in scope is, at very least, worthy of their reputation.”—Paste
“Wildly experimental”—Rolling Stone
“When the band do let their guard down, the effects are immediate…they create something honestly affecting”—SPIN
“Dark and thrilling, this is their best album yet”—The Telegraph *****
“Delta is the best album this band have made so far”—The Times
“For a group that refuses to be defined by their past, Delta presents a lush and vibrant vision of the band’s future”—UPROXX
“…a new sonic direction for the band in its incorporation of electronic touches and spacey atmospherics”—Vulture
Marking ten years since Mumford & Sons made their meteoric debut, the new music follows 2015’s Wilder Mind, which debuted at No. 1 in the U.S., U.K., Australia Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands and Norway and, most recently, 2016’s collaborative Johannesburg mini album. Previous LPs include 2012’s Babel, which was awarded the 2013 Grammy for Album of the Year, and their 2009 debut, Sigh No More.
Mumford & Sons are Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane and Winston Marshall.