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For Mumford & Sons, dropping banjos for synths on next album is a natural move

For Mumford & Sons, dropping banjos for synths on next album is a natural move

Belief is big in the world of Mumford & Sons. It figures into the British quartet's music — consider "Believe," the first single from the forthcoming "Wilder Mind" album — but it's also a key element of the way Marcus Mumford, Winston Marshall, Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane approach their whole career, and in particular, the dramatic musical shift evident on "Wilder Mind," which will be released worldwide on Monday. The album marks a tangible departure from the rootsy, Americana sound that won the group millions of fans, critical accolades and industry awards for its first two albums. The change is immediately evident: Almost entirely gone...

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