Over the weekend while everybody was getting spooky for Halloween, Mumford & Sons decided to unleash some spirits for Philadelphia radio listeners: During an in-studio session for Radio 104.5, the band played two songs, one of which was a brand new entry in the Mumford catalog — called either “Ghosts” or “Ghosts That We Knew.”
The new tune (frontman Marcus Mumford admitted that they hadn’t come to a conclusion on the title yet, though he was adamant about the latter title being the winner), presumably comes from the upcoming album that the band figures to get out some time in the next few months.
Like many of the songs from their Grammy-nominated debut Sigh No More, “Ghosts That We Knew” does a slow build around a beautifully ethereal melody until it gradually climaxes with a soaring chorus, centered around the couplet, “I will hold as long as you like/ Just promise me we’ll be alright.” It has shown up in live shows throughout their most recent tour, but this is the best-sounding and most complete version we’ve heard yet.
Give “Ghosts That We Knew” a spin below.
During an interview after the performance, the band talked about the possibility of collaborating with Adele (a project that will have to be put on hold for quite a while) and their excitement over the new Blink-182 album Neighborhoods, which is pretty aggro for a bunch of dudes who muck around with banjos.
What do you think of the new Mumford & Sons song? Does it sound like a hit? Let us know in the comments!
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