Mumford & Sons has become one of the biggest contemporary bands in the world in recent years, and the alternative rock group has graced us with a new 5-track EP entitled Johannesburg. You should definitely give it a listen when you get a chance.
The British alternative band released its third studio album, Wilder Mind, in 2015 and it was the biggest opening for a rock album of the year, selling just under a quarter million copies in its first week. This project was a collaboration with African artists recorded in two days in, as the title suggests, the South Africa city Johannesburg. Those artists are Senegalese legend Baaba Maal, Cape Town trio Beatenberg and Swedish/French/Malawian band The Very Best, leading to a fresh rhythmic sound for the Grammy award winning group.
The group’s new release comes amidst a world tour, which includes a stop this afternoon in New York City. They have not yet announced when their next full studio album will be released, but this should tide us over until then.
Johannesburg is available to download on iTunes right now. Download Johannesburg on iTunes here for just $4.99.
Johannesburg Track List
- There Will Be Time (feat. Baaba Maal)
- Wona (feat. Baaba Maal, The Very Best, Beatenberg)
- Fool You’ve Landed (feat. The Very Best, Beatenberg)
- Ngamila (feat. Baaba Maal, The Very Best)
- Si Tu Veux (feat. Baaba Maal, The Very Best)
Johannesburg Album Cover
A simple yet warm cover for a chill EP. If you’re a Mumford and Sons fan, we think you’ll like this little project.