Mumford & Sons will release a new EP on June 17th called Johannesburg.
The five-song EP was recorded in several days with Senegalese singer and guitarist Baaba Maal, the musician/DJ and production duo The Very Best, as well as the South African pop band Beatenberg. Writing on the band’s website about the inspiration for the recordings, band member Ted Dwayne says:
“Since day one, we have been proactive in touring places that most bands don’t often get to. It keeps us from the monotony. I think the road could easily feel like Groundhog Day but whether it’s the Scottish Highlands, India, or a tour on barge boats, our travels still feel fresh and exciting. Going to South Africa felt to us to be an adventure into a continent that none of us knew well. The appetite for live music is huge and the youth culture is exploding with energy and rejuvenation.”
Below, listen to “There Will Be Time” on Spotify, and watch the trailer for the EP. Mumford & Sons play the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delawre, on June 19th.