According to Complex , after winning album of the year at this years Grammy awards, Mumford & Sons are looking to break out their comfort zone. In comes Jay-Z. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the band openly discussed making change to their sound and speaking with Jay-Z about a possible collab.
“We definitely had a graduation to go through with the sound that we had through Sigh No More to Babel, and that sound to us feels satisfied. And that’s a sound we’ll always play. The world has been really supportive of those songs, but then there’s other sounds we want to make.”
When asked about the specifics of their new direction, though, the band goes significantly further than expected. Mumford says that the boys are thinking of exploring sounds “like hip-hop. We really want to rap. We’ve got so much to say – saying it through a melody doesn’t really work for me. We’ve been talking with Jay-Z about it, you know. It’s gonna be a fresh experience for our band.”