The official music video for Mumford & Sons’ new single, “Blind Leading The Blind,” premieres today. Watch HERE.
Directed by Nick Davies and shot in a warehouse in Bangkok while the band was on tour last month, the video places focus on the drama and intensity of Marcus Mumford’s drumming, which corresponds heavily with the urgency of the song’s lyrics.
Of the collaboration, Mumford shares, “Working with Nick Davies made the process of making this video an absolute privilege. Given our long history of work together, it was a complete joy to be under his direction again. We wanted to access the nature of the song, including some of its anger, introspection and even self-flagellation. A drum kit and an old sweaty laundry in Bangkok while on tour provided all we needed.”
Produced by Paul Epworth and recorded at London’s The Church studio, “Blind Leading The Blind” has been an ongoing work in progress—with the band continually re-shaping, re-writing and generally re-imagining the song over the past eighteen months. Following their recent acceptance of the prestigious John Steinbeck Award, the band was inspired and given renewed focus to finally finish the piece.
Of the song, Marcus Mumford shares, “‘Blind Leading The Blind’ has been a song we’ve had up our sleeves for some time, which ended up being a catalytic song for much of our work on Delta, its themes and feelings, but that we never got round to finishing in time to put it on the original release. We’re proud that we’ve finally finished it, as it feels like one of the most challenging songs, thematically, that we’ve put out there, both for ourselves and our audience. It feels it’s becoming harder and harder to coerce yourself into a listening, present and unafraid disposition, but that’s the gauntlet we’re throwing down for ourselves.”
MUMFORD & SONS CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
December 7—San Jose, CA—Alt 105.3 Radio Presents: Not So Silent Night at SAP Center
December 8—Anaheim, CA—KROQ Presents: Almost Acoustic Christmas at Honda Center
December 12—Washington, DC—DC101 Presents: #DC101DERLAND at The Anthem
December 14—Chicago, IL—101 WKQX Presents: The Nights We Stole Christmas at Aragon Ballroom
March 8, 2020—Okeechobee, FL—Okeechobee Festival