Photo by Mark C. Austin
Mumford and Sons seemingly have a knack for sharing new songs at radio gigs. Back in February, they tested out a new song for Los Angeles’ KROQ during a pre-Grammy bash, and now Murcus Mumford & his boys have taken to Colorado’s KBCO to deliver a tune that they’ve been playing during their live gigs as of late. They’re still riding the tsunami wave that their 2009 debut, Sigh No More, has created, but “Home” isn’t going to do much to quell the calls for a sophomore LP anytime soon.
Delivered in a mostly acoustic fashion (the live versions have featured keyboard, drumming, and horn parts), this four-minute take on the cut finds the 24-year-old Mumford telling a story about missing his romantic interest and letting it be known that he’ll be back soon. It may just be the microphone setup, but piano parts sound like they’ve been replaced with guitar or banjo plinks.
Recently, the band wrapped up their summer tour, which means your last chance to see them for a while involves having to buy a plane ticket to attend the Benicassim Festival in Spain. Since that’s probably unlikely, you can do the next best thing and catch a stream of their recent June 30th gig at Hyde Park in London (playing support for Arcade Fire) here. A stream of “Home” can be found below (via TwentyFourBit).
Mumford & Sons – “Home”