Marcus Mumford denies Babel's Christian faith statement

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 September 2012
Marcus Mumford

Marcus Mumford

Mumford and Sons deny claims their new album 'Babel' symbolises their Christian faith, insisting that they engage more with "spirituality"

Marcus Mumford denies 'Babel' symbolises Mumford and Sons' Christian faith.

The frontman - whose father was a vicar - insists the album isn't a statement of their religious views and the band are more driven by "spirituality".

He said: "The LP is not a statement of faith. We don't feel evangelical about anything, really, other than music.

"I don't even call myself a Christian. Spirituality is the word we engage with more. We're fans of faith, no religion."

The 'Little Lion Man' singer also clarified his lyrics to 'Whisper In The Dark', which reference God.

He explained to Big Issue magazine: "The lyric, 'I set out to serve the Lord', no-one realises it's pluperfect tense.

"The lyric is 'I had set out to serve the Lord'. It's looking back at a time when that happened."

The band - also including Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwayne - announced their latest arena tour earlier this week, and admit they are nervous about headlining such huge venues.

Winston said: "We've only ever done five [arenas] I think.

"We did three in Canada, one in Portland, Oregon and one in Amsterdam and it was quite difficult.

"Big respect to bands who do arenas because, it's a big space to fill."

Mumford & Sons

London indie folk troupe follow up albums Sigh No More and Babel with arena friendly Wilder Mind.

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Sun 2 Jun 2019

£37.50–£361 / 0844 800 0400

Manchester Arena

Thu 6 Jun 2019

£58.70 / 0844 847 8000

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Mon 10 Jun 2019

£37.50–£57.50 / 02920 224488

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