The band that’s spent the past four years bringing frontier rock to the forefront of popular music has announced that they’ll be on hiatus until further notice.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Mumford & Sons keyboardist Ben Lovett announced that the band wouldn’t be involved in any more “activities for the foreseeable future,” following their Babel tour, which wrapped on Firday during a show in Bonner Springs, Kansas. If and when the English ensemble plans to return remains unclear.
“We have no idea. We just know we’re going to take a considerable amount of time off and just go back to hanging out and having no commitments or pressure or anything like that. It feels like the last week of school right now, before school holiday when you’re in high school. The atmosphere on the road is one of . . . I think everyone’s excited about being free of schedules."
It’s not the most shocking thing to arrive in our news feed. After all, Mumford & Sons has always been full of surprises.
But, for anyone who reinvested in popular music thanks to the four-piece's banjo fury, it’s kind of a bummer. Until we get some definite answers on when they’ll return, we’ll just have to wait…