New album announcement

"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, obviously, but it had also become an important part of our creative process, we had been writing and rehearsing in soundchecks, and sort of ‘road-testing’ new songs on our very gracious audiences. But then we fell in love with recording again. The album started to come together, and with the help of Markus Dravs once more (and engineer Robin Baynton), we started to relish the challenge of making this album.  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, the follow up to Mumford & Sons 2009 debut album Sigh No More, will be released on 24th September. The album is produced by Markus Dravs. 


  1. Babel
  2. Whispers In The Dark
  3. I Will Wait
  4. Holland Road
  5. Ghosts That We Knew
  6. Lover Of The Light
  7. Lovers’ Eyes
  8. Reminder
  9. Hopeless Wanderer
  10. Broken Crown
  11. Below My Feet
  12. Not With Haste


Full international release dates as follows:
21st September
Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Ireland, France, Australia/NZ
24th September
UK, South America, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Spain & Italy
25th September
USA & Canada


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  1. therealsamreid says:

    To arw2011 and mumf_anglophile, Merrion is referring to a song performed by Mumford & Sons on a live radio show, and it did not make it on the album. The song “Home” does make mention of the Holland Road, but the song with that title on Babel is not this song. And the Philip Phillips song is completely different.

  2. mumf_anglophile says:

    Merrion, Home is on the album, it was just re-named “Holland Road”. It’s my favorite too! (:

  3. arw2011 says:

    merrion, the song Home is by Phillip Phillips. If its the same song i’m thinking of. Sounds alot like M&S though. That’s why its such a good song.

  4. Merrion says:

    :( pretty disappointed my favourite song home isn’t on the album! But apart from that I love it! Mumford and sons have got to be my favourite band, their music is inspiring

  5. jackie_heim says:

    I had an awesome time at your show in Dixon IL. I have fallen in love with your music and can’t wait to see you live again!!! The live experience is something I will never forget. All the bands you put together were phenomenal!!! I am very excited to buy your upcoming album!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thank you Mumford and your wonderful friends for coming to Dixon IL. I took my 13 year old son and had an amazing time. Thank you, as well, to the roadie who gave him Abigail Washburn’s guitar pick. To be there when my son got bitten by the live music bug is a life event few parents get to share. Jumping up and down and singing Start wearing purple with 15,000 other people can’t be expressed in 1’s and 0’s or grooves in vinyl. You all have become part of this family’s most cherished memories.

  7. keeptheearth says:

    Cant wait for this. september’s gonna be a good month. the vaccines, two door, the xx and now this. WOOOOOHOOOO!!! notice nothing is written and home have had there names changed

  8. LeahMusic says:

    It is slightly embarrassing how excited I became when I saw this announcement. :D
    So chuffed to hear it though! Can’t wait! Since it is not on the album, I hope to hear Nothing is Written on an EP – maybe? :)

  9. Anonymous says:

    great cant wait! but cant believe that Where are you now isn’t featuring ! big shame, will just have to buy the LP

  10. lovers-eyes says:

    Just pre-ordered my copy! Can’t wait for September 21st! xx

  11. Anonymous says:

    Home is on it, it is just re-named, it’s now called “Holland road” apparently.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Only thing that would make this better is “Home” … the most beautiful song around

  13. lovers-eyes says:

    Can’t wait for the new album! So excited! When is pre-order going to be available? xx

  14. Anonymous says:

    Can’t breathe right now!!!!!! Please come on TOUR IN SAN DIEGO, CA or LOS ANGELES, CA!!!! When can we preorder?!??

  15. Anonymous says:

    Loving the songs on the new album and even loving them more after seeing you live at Rock a Field.Just wish the enemy was on it.I heard it last year and have been playing it at least once a day ever since.If i have ever been addicted to a song it is the enemy.Maybe if you finish touring AUS and NZ you should think of coming to South Africa.I feel very lucky to have seen you live in Europe but it would be epic to see you in the country of braaivleis and getting drunk on 5 euro.Well thanx for the great music its much appreciated.

  16. pandora55 says:

    I am so happy I can’t tell you!! I can’t wait to be able to pre order! I never thought I would be able to see the boys live, then I got tickets, then heard the CD was finished and now we know what it is going to be called & what songs will be included!! Can’t wait to find out what singles will be released & what songs they will include with those!! OMG I’ve died and gone to heaven!!

  17. Gelfling says:

    This is Magical!! Thank you!!! We just can’t wait!

  18. TreadwellManor says:

    So this is where you came running from at the beginning of the Winter Winds video!

  19. beckalyn13 says:

    This will be such a wonderful addition to my M & S collection and a huge lift. I’m sure by Sept. I will have crashed from the high of seeing you live in Portland, ME. Very happy! Thank you!

  20. davison403 says:

    THAT’S WHAT BABEL MEANT THIS WHOLE TIME!? HAHAHA I’m so freakin’ excited! Great news to wake up to!

  21. Anonymous says: last! can’t wait!

  22. mary22 says:

    oh my god… i’m in tears now…

  23. Anonymous says:

    I think im just gonna take a few days off life when this comes out..

  24. Anonymous says:

    So excellent. Your album will be a knockout boys, I have no doubts about that. Looking forward to seeing you in Melbourne & Canberra, and possibly your Aussie GOTR stopover if I can get to it. Much love. xx

  25. ssergioo says:

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG YES!!!! YES!!!! YES!!!!!